Tower 42, London
England
(Gene Hunt– flickr/creative commons license) Richard Seifert and Pell Frischmann designed the National Westminster Tower in London, completed in 1980. It is 183m (600 ft) tall and marked London’s first departure from strict height zoning restrictions and was a shocking …
Central Library of Birmingham, England
England
(Lukes_photos– flickr/creative commons license) Mecanoo and Buro Happold designed the new central library in Birmingham (not to be confused with Birmingham Central Library), completed in 2013. The £8.5 million project is part of a rejuvinated civic centre for the city …
King’s Cross Station, London
England
(mattbuck4950– flickr/creative commons license) John McAslan and Partners designed the 2012 restoration of London’s historic King’s Cross station. Built in 1852, King’s Cross terminated the main line for the East Coast and connected the island’s Northern Railway. The platforms run …
The Shard, London
England
Renzo Piano designed the Shard skyscraper (London Bridge Tower) in London England, completed and opened in 1 February 2013. At 95 floors and 310m it overtook Commerzbank to become the tallest building in Europe. The form was inspired by Cnaletto’s …
Heron Tower, London
England
(aurélien.– flickr/creative commons license) Kohn Pedersen Fox designed the Heron Tower in London England, near the Gherkin and St Paul’s Cathedral. At 230m tall it is the third tallest structure in London. The building is grouped into eleven “villages” each …