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Video: How London’s Sightlines Are Affecting its Architectural Design

Video: How London’s Sightlines Are Affecting its Architectural Design

The city of London has been growing rapidly in the past decade, and with the help of New London Architecture's large-scale urban model of the city, some strange and interesting trends can be seen. Since the advent of ever-taller buildings, London has put laws into place to prevent views to historically significant buildings like St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Parliament Building from being blocked. As a result, strangely-shaped designs like the Leadenhall Building, endearingly referred to as the “cheese grater” by Londoners, have emerged as a way to work around the sightlines enforced by the city. Watch the video above for more on this interesting design dilemma.

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Cite: Eric Oh. "Video: How London’s Sightlines Are Affecting its Architectural Design " 17 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/770229/video-how-londons-sightline-preservation-is-affecting-its-architectural-design/> ISSN 0719-8884