This gigapixel cityscape captures the City of London at dusk, as the windows light up and the city gets ready to wind down.
Any fears about London’s future look utterly unfounded when you look at this skyline. When I started shooting the city the major buildings in this view would have been Tower 42 and The Gherkin (30 St Mary Axe) which was still very new. The cluster of tall buildings now encompasses 122 Leadenhall Street (the Cheesegrater), 20 Fenchurch Street (the Walkie Talkie), Heron Tower (now the Salesforce Tower, and officially 110 Bishopsgate) with the Shard behind. And the core you can see rising; 22 Bishopsgate. At 278 metres, this will stand taller than all of them, bar the Shard (310m).
The pace of change is increasing too, with many more tall buildings planned for London, and the City of London in particular. 150 Bishopsgate is already under construction, and there are 6 more approved in this area alone.
Captured in very high resolution, this gigapixel cityscape allows you to zoom right in to see the detail. The original print file is actually bigger than this, it has been reduced down to display here. It is an enormous file and prints beautifully at large sizes. For many more large scale cityscapes, please click here.