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While the Shard steals most of the attention, three of the City’s daftly nicknamed skyscrapers are reaching noteworthy heights and a fourth is at planning…

The Walkie Talkie
Nicknamed the Walkie-Talkie because of its bulbous top. Due to be completed in the summer of 2014. The building will be 160 m (525 ft) tall, with 36 storeys.

The Walkie Talkie

The Walkie Talkie

The Helter Skelter
The Helter Skelter is suffering from funding problems and is expected to be finished by 2013/2014. On completion it will become the tallest building in the City of London and the second-tallest in both the United Kingdom and the European Union

Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter

The Cheese Grater
With its distinctive wedge-shaped profile the Cheesegrater will be 225 m (737 ft) tall, with 48 floors, when it is completed in 2014.

The Cheese Grater

The Cheese Grater

The Scalpel
The Scalpel is proposed for construction, if it gets the go head it will complete in 2017. The building will be 190 m (623 ft) tall, with 35 storeys.

The Scalpel (ThisIsLondon)

The Scalpel (ThisIsLondon)

A new report has been published on the predicted effect Crossrail will have on London property prices. The headline is that “Residential capital values are projected to increase immediately around Crossrail stations in central London by 25 per cent, and by 20 per cent in the suburbs, again above a rising baseline projection. In many locations, Crossrail will have a transformative effect on the property market and development activity over time.”

Crossrail is among the most significant infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the UK. From improving journey times across London, to easing congestion and offering better connections, Crossrail will change the way people travel around the capital. Crossrail’s new stations will revitalise the concept of the station being the centre of the community it serves.

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be a new area of east London for communities to grow and develop. There will be five new neighbourhoods built on the Park and up to 8,000 new homes; Chobham Manor will be the first neighbourhood to be developed, located between the Lee Valley VeloPark and the Athletes’ Village in the north-east of the Park. It will be centred around 800 new homes and 3,000 sq m of community and ancillary facilities, including a polyclinic, two nurseries and a community centre.

The four other neighbourhoods are: East Wick which will be in the north-west of the Park, next to Hackney Wick; Sweetwater near the Old Ford area, in the south-west of the Park; Marshgate Wharf will be between Stratford City and the Stadium, to the south-east of the Stadium; and Pudding Mill will be the area in and around Pudding Mill Lane station.

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