The Twentieth Century Society

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Traversing the City of London’s Cluster of Towers Walk

Traversing the City of London’s Cluster of Towers Walk

Saturday 10 September 2022 

Start time/place: 11 am/Liverpool Street station forecourt, beside the Kindertransport Memorial and MacDonalds

Finish time/place: 1pm/Tower Hill

Our expert Alec Forshaw will lead a walk starting at Liverpool Street and finishing at Tower Hill, this walk will cross the eastern part of the City of London, dominated by its ever-growing concentration of tall office buildings.

The cluster of skyscrapers in the eastern sector of the City has become a dominant feature of London’s skyline. This walk will traverse this extraordinary concentration of tall buildings from north to south, looking at some that are now familiar landmarks such as the ‘Gherkin’, the ‘Cheesegrater’ and the ‘Walkie-Talkie’.

We will also look at recently completed buildings, such as 22 Bishopsgate, some currently under construction and several proposed projects that may now not happen. Time and weather permitting it is hoped to include the Rooftop Garden at 120 Fenchurch Street.

Alec Forshaw, town planner, conservationist and writer, is the author of ‘New City: Contemporary Architecture in the City of London’, and has recently been involved in the Public Inquiry over the future of the Custom House.

Members:  £18 Non-Members: £22

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The Twentieth Century Society is an IHBC (Institute of Historic Building conservation) recognised CPD provider.

The Twentieth Century Society is a registered charity, no 1110244

Above: City Skyline Photograph: Gary Yeowell, Getty

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