Sunday 10 June 2007 1.27pm
It makes me laugh when people say London is turning into Manhattan or Hong Kong. These people don't have a clue! Do they even know what the definition of a "skyscraper" is?
Central London has maybe 5 or 6 medium-sized towers that are likely to be built in the next few years, and a couple of fairly big ones (Shard of Glass and the Bishopsgate Tower). But this is a drop in the ocean compared to places like Dubai and Chongqing, which are building literally hundreds of new skyscrapers including towers that would make the Shard of Glass look miniscule by comparison.
Look at these models for Chongqing -
And Dubai -
London isn't building tall just for the sake of it, and we're getting quality over quantity.