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How to Get High in London - London's Tallest Buildings

Although, London is not the city, which is overstocked with high-ceiling skyscrapers like NYC, but yet there are plenty of sky-high buildings in the city. London is a truly incredible metropolis; here you'll discover a few constructions built in days gone by, standing alongside giant glass skyscrapers that are hundreds of feet high as well as some ambitious sky-scrapping projects that are under construction. Here is the list of some tallest buildings and structures in London:

One Canada Square London:

One Canada Square (a.k.a. the Canary Wharf Tower) in London is a skyscraper in Canary Wharf. It's known as the tallest building in the UK since 1991 and is the 15th tallest building in Europe. The building stands 770 feet high and has over 50 storeys. With an area over 4,00,000 square metres, One Canada Square in London is not only the tallest but one of Britain's largest buildings.

Heron Tower London:

Heron Tower London (a.k.a. 110 Bishopsgate) is a gigantic skyscraper under construction in the City of London. The building stands about 754 feet high including its 91 feet mast, making it the City of London's tallest building and second tallest in London after the One Canada Square London. Heron Tower London will open in February 2011.

Crystal Palace Transmitting Station in London:

Crystal Palace Transmitting Station is a prime telecommunication and broadcasting area in the London Borough of Bromley and has an origin in the 1950s. Its tower is considered to be London's third-tallest structure. The station works as a major television transmitter of the Greater London region.

8 Canada Square London:

8 Canada Square London (a.k.a. HSBC Tower or HSBC Group Head Office) is another oversize skyscraper in Canary Wharf. It's the UK's 2nd and Europe's 22nd tallest building. 8 Canada Square London is the global headquarters of the HSBC Group, one of the globe's dominant companies. The building stands 656 feet high and has over 45 floors.

BT Tower London:

BT Tower London is a big cylindrical building. It has been formerly known as the London Telecom Tower, the Post Office Tower and the British Telecom Tower. The main building is 581 feet high and with a further section of aerial rigging, it stands 620 feet tall.


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