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London's Tall Building Boom

The SOM-designed Baltimore Tower. Image © Tekuchi

Source: Wall Street Journal

There are 236 London towers—buildings of at least 20 stories—in the planning or construction stages, according to an audit carried out for think tank New London Architecture, which studies the capital's architectural landscape and urban planning. ... The new crop of towers is aimed at luxury living. The $330 million Baltimore Tower, also in development in Canary Wharf, was designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill, the firm behind One World Trade Center and Dubai's Burj Khalifa. The 492-foot building, expected to be completed in 2016, has a circular, twisting design; it will include a restaurant, movie theater and private club lounge, plus a gym and swimming pool.

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