Building the future: London’s super-city skyline

November 19, 2015 Laura McDaniel

Skylines are changing across the globe as new buildings are being built in urban areas. What's different about these buildings? JLL's Franz Jenowein, director of sustainable solutions discusses new materials being used with The Telgraph:

One of London’s landmark towers, the Cheesegrater, is notable for reasons other than its curious name.

When developers British Land and Oxford Properties decided to build the 736ft tall structure (in the shadow of the recession), the Richard Rogers office block became one of the first in the City to be built almost entirely off-site.

Some 80pc of the Leadenhall Building, which officially opened in October, was digitally planned and prefabricated in factories in the north of England, in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The parts, and its giant steel frame, were then trucked along the City’s narrow roads and assembled on-site, like a giant Meccano set.

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