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Going up: 236 towers to reshape London skyline

More than 230 new towers are planned to sprout in central London in a radical transformation of the skyline, an architectural think-tank said on Thursday. New London Architecture said 236 tall buildings of 20 storeys or more are proposed, approved or under construction in London. In a city where most towers have traditionally been dedicated to office space, demand is now being led by residential use to profit from some of the highest property prices in the world.

London's Canary Wharf plans low-rise future

By Tom Bill LONDON (Reuters) - London's Canary Wharf district is turning to smaller office blocks, apartments and street-level shops for its next phase of development as the financial crisis brings the era of the bank-branded skyscraper to an end.
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