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 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
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 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.