New images reveal how 13 skyscrapers will transform the City's skyline by 2026

New CGI images have been unveiled to show how the City’s landscape will change over the next decade with more impressive skyscrapers set to grace London’s financial hub.

The images were released by the City of London Corporation which says 13 towers in its eastern cluster have been given the green light or are currently under development in the area. The Square Mile area is already home to the Cheesegrater and the Gherkin with the latest developments set to provide 60% of the City's growth by 2026. 

Among the skyscrapers to be constructed in the next 10 years is 1 Undershaft, a 290m development designed by Eric Parry Architects and nicknaned The Trellis after its expressed cross bracing.

Two noticeable trends will become apparent over the next ten years with towers approved by the City of London Corporation’s planning and transportation committee set to be open to more people than ever before with the incorporation of six public viewing galleries. These six will include: 22 Bishopsgate (TwentyTwo), 120 Fenchurch Street, 6-8 Bishopsgate, 1 Leadenhall Street and 1 Undershaft, which will also host a dedicated Museum of London gallery at the top of the building.

Chris Hayward, chairman of the planning committee at the City of London Corporation, said that over the next 30 years the Square Mile will need to create space for 100,000 extra workers. "It is unprecedented to see such a scale of development taking place at one time in the Square Mile,” said Hayward. “There are now more cranes in the City sky than in recent decades. The City's occupier base is becoming more dynamic, with small and medium-sized enterprises choosing the Square Mile as their home. I am particularly proud that we are able to make available economically inclusive spaces with free public viewing galleries in City skyscrapers,” he said.

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