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Good News and the Gherkin

London's financial district is crying out for more office space and the only answer in an already dense area is skyscrapers.

Elisa Beynon

The Gherkin, built on the site of the former Baltic Exchange, is nearing completion and that is only the start. A 50-storey building has been approved for Aldgate and a 48-storey glass structure is planned for Leadenhall Street, east of Tower 42. Until the building of Canada Tower at Canary Wharf, Tower 42 was the tallest building in London.