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The London Skyline: Past, Present & Future

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Several recessions and depressions, two World Wars and huge advancements in technology have not affected London’s status as one of the most socially and economically vibrant cities in the world. Indeed, prior to the Industrial Revolution, London was considerably less advanced than many similar cities in Europe. The Industrial Revolution changed this, and made London one of the leading economies of The ‘higgledy-piggledy’ nature of London’s skyline also comes from the fact that during the 1800s many had an active interest in how towns and cities were planned. People developed huge and extensive buildings for public service, such as museums and universities, which have formed not only a part of the skyline but also the culture For many from outside of the UK, it is this higgledy-piggledy nature that forms part of London’s attraction: the streets-built-upon-streets and the non-uniform skyline gives a distinct sense of history not often found in other cities around the world. The clickable timeline below gives us an idea of the buildings that have shaped our view of London, past and present. Some of the buildings, such as the Shot Tower, Euston Arch and the Tabernacle, no longer exist, while others either survived hundreds of years or were rebuilt post-WWII.

Great design on this piece, clean, fresh and elegant. The one feedback is that information on the buildings would have been an useful addition.

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