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st. mary’s axe

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The Gherkin – it dominates the skyline more with it’s iconic shape than its height. It is more stout and less elegant than I imagined. I always wondered how it met the ground – now I know.

shard

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The shard, by Renzo Piano, is located at London Bridge station and is already a dominant element of the London skyline.  Of all the recent towers I’ve seen, this one seems to express ‘towerness’ most convincingly.  The tectonic of the … Continue reading