No New Skyscrapers, Says Planning Chief

London's chief planning officer says that after the current sequence of skyscrapers is built, it is likely that "...we will not see new ones planned."

Instead, says Peter Rees, the focus will be on refurbishing old buildings in the city.

Laura Chesters interviews Rees:

"We have had 25 years of rapid redevelopment in the City – development that was necessary to replace the quickly built 1960s post-war buildings. Since Big Bang, we have seen a huge change from cellular offices to open plan. But we are now in a much better position, in that the buildings from the 1980s and 1990s are much more adaptable to today's office requirements than those from the 1950s, Sixties and Seventies."

Full Story: City skyscraper era comes to an end

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