One of the City of London’s most iconic buildings is 11 this year. The building commonly known as ‘the Gherkin’ is the 4th tallest in the City of London, behind Tower 42, the Heron Tower and the Leadenhall Building (‘the Cheesegrater’), but still stands out as instantly recognisable on the City’s skyline. It counts as […]
Tower 42: here you can read about Tower 42 in virtual tours and see examples of Tower 42 360 virtual tours.
Designed by Richard Seifert and constructed by John Mowlem & Co (now Carillion Plc) Tower 42 was completed in 1980. Richard Seifert, who also designed Centre Point on London’s Tottenham Court Road, was highly influential in shaping London’s architecture through the 1960’s and 70’s.
Originally named the ‘NatWest Tower’ after its owners, it was at the time, and for the next 10 years, the tallest building in London. Viewed from above the building forms the shape of the NatWest Bank logo. Located at 25 Old Broad Street, the Tower was extensively damaged by the Bishopsgate bombing in 1993. Demolition was considered but instead the building was completely refurbished both internally and externally.
View over some of London’s most iconic buildings. After St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower 42 is the grand old lady of tall buildings here, having been first occupied in 1980, with the Lloyds building following in ’86. It seems impossible to think of the City of London now without the Gherkin (30 St Mary Axe) which […]
View from the roof of the Leadenhall Building looking out over London in the January sun. This is one of the times of day that light and the clouds can alter swiftly, and to capture a high resolution image in the few instants before you lose that special moment where sunlight and cloud concatenate is […]
London is so vast, and such a city of architectural extremes that each new vantage point on high gives a new perspective on the familiar. Even within the square mile, the skyline shifts and provides something new to fascinate. When I first lived in London, Tower 42 was known as the Natwest Tower (the shapes […]
When setting up a shoot from a tall building, it’s easy to become absorbed in the technicalities. The kit, the back-up in case of equipment failure, the technical process, waiting for the right weather, there’s much to plan for. And then, there are moments of pure magic for me when the light is briefly quite […]
The scale of London can only be truly appreciated from a height. There is no better place in London to do this than from the Shard. This image was shot from the very top of the Shard, 310 metres above London, which is more than 60 metres above the public viewing platform on the 72nd […]
Here you can really look into the City – the panorama is incredibly high resolution so whilst you can stay panned back to take in the views over the Barbican to the Heron Tower, Tower 42, The Gherkin at St Mary Axe, the new Rothschilds Bank HQ at St Swithin’s Lane and the Shard, go […]
Twilight panoramic view from the Renzo Piano building – London’s tallest and most spectacular new skyscraper, The Shard London Bridge. The River Thames sweeps past the illuminated City from Tower Bridge past London Bridge to Millennium Bridge and beyond. Many of London’s landmarks are visible in the cityscape, from Canary Wharf to the towering City […]
In this panorama you can view The Shard under construction, with Canary Wharf seemingly just behind it. The level of resolution allows you to zoom in and see an incredible level of detail. Please click the ‘Fullscreen’ button for the best viewing experience and you can further explore the image to find many more of […]
Panoramic London cityscape at twilight with views over the City of London. The Shard lit up though still under construction can be seen in the far right of the image, with familiar buildings the Gherkin (St Mary Axe), Tower 42 and the Heron Tower in the City of London to the left. The image is […]
The Shard is London’s most exciting new building, due for completion in 2012 when it will become the tallest building in the European Union. I shot views from the Shard for the developer, and the sheer height of the building has made it one of the most exciting series of cityscapes I have worked on […]
Panorama of the London skyline as the City of London starts to light up at dusk. Please click the fullscreen button on the far right and then use the ‘+’ button to zoom into the panorama and see it bigger. This panorama is available at a very high resolution (much higher than is shown here), […]
This panorama shows the views over London from The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. The Naval College site was planned out by Sir Christopher Wren for use as a home for retired sailors. Now the Naval College themselves have moved on, the palladian building is used by the University of Greenwich and Trinity College of […]