the world's most visited architecture website

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects


Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.


Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »


All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.


Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. News
  3. Three New Towers on the Cards for City of London

Three New Towers on the Cards for City of London

Three New Towers on the Cards for City of London
Three New Towers on the Cards for City of London, © Flickr CC User Darren Harmon
© Flickr CC User Darren Harmon

Just days after revealing that the Pinnacle has finally been scrapped, the City of London's Head of Design Gwyn Richards has told BD that three new skyscrapers are soon to be submitted for planning on nearby sites. Though Richards did not reveal the architects of the three towers, he singled out one of the plans as "a very considered response from an architect I have the utmost respect for," adding "I have worked very closely with him and there’s a mutual respect. It’s a good example of cooperation between architect and planner to come up with a building that hopefully the public will see the value in."

Two of the applications are expected before the end of the year. As the City's head of design, Richards is responsible for ensuring that the planning applications meet the design standards required in the area around the 'Eastern Cluster' of buildings around Bishopsgate, where the new buildings will join critically acclaimed buildings such as Lloyds of London, the Gherkin and the recently opened Cheesegrater.

Story via BD Online

About this author
Rory Stott
Cite: Rory Stott. "Three New Towers on the Cards for City of London" 23 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.