20 Buildings to open over the last 20 Years – London

Us Londoners are so incredibly lucky with the architecture we are blessed with – our skyline is forever changing and there is always something new to admire/detest!  As it’s our 20th birthday this year, we’d love to share some of the capital’s buildings that have either been built or refurbished or added to in the last 20 years.

T H E  S H A R D

Opened in February 2013.

shard

T H E  W A L K I E T A L K I E  aka  2 0 F E N C H U R C H  S T

Opened in May 2014.

walkie

Q U E E N S  originally an Art Deco cinema – now an apartment block

Opened November 2014.

queens

B A T T E R S E A  P O W E R  S T A T I O N  – now residential and commercial units

Opened 2017.

Batpwerpic

3 0  S T  M A R Y  A X E  aka  T H E  G H E R K I N

Opened April 2004.

gherkin

S T  P A N C R A S  S T A T I O N

The renewal opened November 2007.

stpancras

L E A D E N H A L L  B U I L D I N G  aka T H E  C H E E S E  G R A T E R

Opened July 2014.

cheesegrater

T H E  M I L L E N N I U M  D O M E

Opened 31st December 1999!

Millennium_Dome_1

T A T E  M O D E R N (EXTENSION)

Opened June 2016.

tmext2

O L Y M P I C  S T A D I U M

Opened May 2012.

olympicstadium

F I T Z R O Y  P L A C E  aka  P E A R S O N  S Q U A R E  (developed from the former Middlesex Hospital site)

Opened 2015.

pearsonsquare

C I T Y  H A L L

Opened July 2002.

Using in-camera HDR in low light.

W E M B L E Y  S T A D I U M

The new 90,000 stadium opened 2007.

WEM

E M I R A T E S  S T A D I U M – home of Arsenal football club

Opened 2006.

ermiratesarsenal

C E N T R E  P O I N T – now a residential block

Opened 2018.

Centre Point 1

B B C  B U I L D I N G – new refurbishment

Opened June 2013.

bbc

P L I M S O L L  B U I L D I N G

Opened 2017.

buildington

photo ref: buildington.co.uk

L O N D O N  E D I T I O N  H O T E L  (formerly the Berners Hotel.)

Opened 2013.

berners

T H E  B R I T I S H  L I B R A R Y

Opened in 1998.

British_library_london

M I L L E N N I U M  B R I D G E aka W O B B L Y  B R I D G E

Opened June 2000.

London_millennium_wobbly_bridge

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