Slowly but surely, London is gearing up for the 2012 summer Olympics — though we have good reason to be doubtful about the logistics of the games, the hope is that they will leave a permanent mark on the city.But it’s not just new stadia changing the look of London. Some major skyscraper projects are set to finish at the same time, or slightly thereafter, reshaping the visuals of one of the world’s most impressive cities.
It is a radical plan for a city that has traditionally shunned high-rises in favour of a historic views of buildings like St. Paul’s Cathedral.
The village will be converted after the Olympics, with 1,379 affordable homes and world class education facilities.
The 500-acre park will be converted into the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by 2014. It will have 11,000 new homes, 11 schools and nurseries, and aims to create up to 10,000 jobs at new 'employment hubs'.
It's the tallest building in the City of London at 230 meters (755 feet), and was named best commercial workplace in London in April 2012.
The skyscraper will be home to a 5-star hotel, as well as offices, bars, apartments, and a viewing gallery on the 72nd floor.
The Pinnacle will miss the Olympics. It is suffering from funding problems and is now expected to be finished by 2013/2014.
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