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London’s altering skyline: Helicopter images reveal how towers have soared and big developments have sprung up over the past 20 years

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London’s skyline is each iconic and ever altering as formidable builders proceed so as to add new buildings in a bid to meet the ever-increasing demand to dwell within the capital.

Helicopter photographer Jason Hawkes, who has been capturing town for the final 20 years, reveals how the infrastructure all through the capital has modified over the past decade in a shocking ‘earlier than’ and ‘after’ sequence.

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Mr Hawkes took the pictures whereas hanging out from an open two-engine jet turbine AS355 helicopter. Whereas know-how has modified all through his profession, he says the best way he takes the photographs has remained ‘just about an identical’. Whereas he now makes use of a digital digicam as an alternative of an analogue movie digicam, he nonetheless flies over the identical spots with some the identical pilots.

What has modified, nonetheless, is how the capital has regarded over time. Mr Hawkes says it’s ‘superb how a lot town adjustments’ and alleges that London has modified ‘extra within the final three to 4 years than I’ve ever seen’.

He says that as a result of constructing work evolves ‘comparatively slowly’ – as skyscrapers take a number of years to construct – it may be simple to overlook simply how totally different even your personal neighbourhood seems to be.

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‘Significantly within the space the place you reside, you do not take into consideration the adjustments,’ he informed MailOnline. ‘It’s possible you’ll suppose, “oh it is modified a bit”, however it’s solely after I look again at an image from 10 years in the past that I take into consideration how buildings have been demolished and new skyscrapers put in.’

His beautiful photograph sequence comes as builders as 70 new skyscrapers and towerblocks are anticipated to be construct across the capital within the close to future. Builders are lodging purposes for revolutionary designs to observe the completion of the Shard, the Cheesegrater and different distinctive buildings within the capital lately.

THEN: An aerial view of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London taken in 2010. The arena was the site of the 2012 Olympic games

THEN: An aerial view of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London taken in 2010. The sector was the positioning of the 2012 Olympic video games

NOW: Aerial view of Stratford International DLR, Eastern Avenue, Angel Lane, Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach, Eastway, Great Eastern Road, Stratford Marsh, London

NOW: Aerial view of Stratford Worldwide DLR, Jap Avenue, Angel Lane, Blackwall Tunnel Northern Strategy, Eastway, Nice Jap Highway, Stratford Marsh, London

THEN: Battersea Power Station as it appeared in 2007. The building was lying in decay since being decommissioned in 1983

THEN: Battersea Energy Station because it appeared in 2007. The constructing was mendacity in decay since being decommissioned in 1983

NOW: Battersea Power Station after it underwent renovations that turned the building into a new shopping mall, food court, public square and pedestrianised high street

NOW: Battersea Energy Station after it underwent renovations that turned the constructing right into a new shopping center, meals courtroom, public sq. and pedestrianised excessive road

THEN: Aerial view of Oval, London Borough of Lambeth in 2007

THEN: Aerial view of Oval, London Borough of Lambeth in 2007

NOW: View of Kennington Oval, Kennington Park Road, Harleyford Road, Kennington Lane, Kennington Road, Oval, London

NOW: View of Kennington Oval, Kennington Park Highway, Harleyford Highway, Kennington Lane, Kennington Highway, Oval, London

THEN: An aerial view of the River Thames and Tower Bridge, City of London, in 2006

THEN: An aerial view of the River Thames and Tower Bridge, Metropolis of London, in 2006

NOW: View of Borough High Street (West), East Smithfield, Mansell Street, Bermondsey Street, Tower Bridge Approach, Byward Street, The Borough, London

NOW: View of Borough Excessive Avenue (West), East Smithfield, Mansell Avenue, Bermondsey Avenue, Tower Bridge Strategy, Byward Avenue, The Borough, London

THEN: Aldgate, City of London, London in 2006

THEN: Aldgate, Metropolis of London, London in 2006

NOW: Aerial view of Camomile Street, Houndsditch, Duke's Place, Bishopsgate, Bevis Marks, Aldgate, City of London

NOW: Aerial view of Camomile Avenue, Houndsditch, Duke’s Place, Bishopsgate, Bevis Marks, Aldgate, Metropolis of London

THEN: Aerial view of Wembley Stadium, London in 2013

THEN: Aerial view of Wembley Stadium, London in 2013

NOW: Aerial view of Empire Way, Wembley Stadium, London

NOW: Aerial view of Empire Approach, Wembley Stadium, London

THEN: Aerial view of South Quay, Isle of Dogs, London Borough of Tower in 2016

THEN: Aerial view of South Quay, Isle of Canine, London Borough of Tower in 2016

NOW: South Quay, Isle of Dogs, London Borough of Tower in 2023

NOW: South Quay, Isle of Canine, London Borough of Tower in 2023

THEN: Aerial view of Nine Elms, Nine Elms, London Borough of Wandsworth in 2013

THEN: Aerial view of 9 Elms, 9 Elms, London Borough of Wandsworth in 2013

NOW: Nine Elms, Wandsworth Road, Queenstown Road, Queen's Circus, Nine Elms Lane, Battersea Park Road, Nine Elms, London Borough of Wandsworth, London

NOW: 9 Elms, Wandsworth Highway, Queenstown Highway, Queen’s Circus, 9 Elms Lane, Battersea Park Highway, 9 Elms, London Borough of Wandsworth, London

THEN: Aerial view of Earl's Court, Earl's Court, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London in 2013

THEN: Aerial view of Earl’s Courtroom, Earl’s Courtroom, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London in 2013

NOW: View of Earl's Court, Redcliffe Gardens, Earl's Court Road, Cromwell Road, Old Brompton Road, Finborough Road, Earl's Court, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London

NOW: View of Earl’s Courtroom, Redcliffe Gardens, Earl’s Courtroom Highway, Cromwell Highway, Outdated Brompton Highway, Finborough Highway, Earl’s Courtroom, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London

THEN: Aerial view of North Greenwich, the O2, Greenwich Peninsula in Greenwich, London in 2017

THEN: Aerial view of North Greenwich, the O2, Greenwich Peninsula in Greenwich, London in 2017

NOW: View of North Greenwich, Blackwall Tunnel, Blackwall Lane, Blackwall Tunnel Approach, Tunnel Avenue, Greenwich Peninsula, Royal Borough of Greenwich, London

NOW: View of North Greenwich, Blackwall Tunnel, Blackwall Lane, Blackwall Tunnel Strategy, Tunnel Avenue, Greenwich Peninsula, Royal Borough of Greenwich, London

THEN: Aerial view of King's Cross Central, London in 2015

THEN: Aerial view of King’s Cross Central, London in 2015

NOW: View over Kings Cross, Pancras Square, St Pancras, Kings Cross Station, London. British Library, Euston Road, Euston Station, Francis Crick Institute, Granary Square, King's Cross, King's Cross Station Concourse, kings cross, Kings Cross Estate, Pancras Square, St Pancras Station, York Way, London

NOW: View over Kings Cross, Pancras Sq., St Pancras, Kings Cross Station, London. British Library, Euston Highway, Euston Station, Francis Crick Institute, Granary Sq., King’s Cross, King’s Cross Station Concourse, kings cross, Kings Cross Property, Pancras Sq., St Pancras Station, York Approach, London

THEN: Tower of London, Corner of Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast Battleship and River Thames stretching to London Eye and Westminster before the completion of the Shard

THEN: Tower of London, Nook of Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast Battleship and River Thames stretching to London Eye and Westminster earlier than the completion of the Shard

NOW: Aerial view of Tower Hill, Tower Bridge, Tooley Street, East Smithfield, Lower Thames Street, Mansell Street, Aldgate, Tower ward, City of London

NOW: Aerial view of Tower Hill, Tower Bridge, Tooley Avenue, East Smithfield, Decrease Thames Avenue, Mansell Avenue, Aldgate, Tower ward, Metropolis of London

THEN: Highbury Stadium and construction of Emirates Stadium, London in 2003

THEN: Highbury Stadium and development of Emirates Stadium, London in 2003

NOW: Aerial view of Holloway Road, Holloway Road, Hillmarton Road, Hornsey Road, Caledonian Road, Finsbury Park, London Borough of Islington, London

NOW: Aerial view of Holloway Highway, Holloway Highway, Hillmarton Highway, Hornsey Highway, Caledonian Highway, Finsbury Park, London Borough of Islington, London

THEN: Aerial view of Vauxhall, Nine Elms, London Borough of Wandsworth in 2016

THEN: Aerial view of Vauxhall, 9 Elms, London Borough of Wandsworth in 2016

NOW: Aerial view of Vauxhall, Wandsworth Road, Parry Street, Vauxhall Bridge, South Lambeth Road, Albert Embankment, Nine Elms, London Borough of Wandsworth, London

NOW: Aerial view of Vauxhall, Wandsworth Highway, Parry Avenue, Vauxhall Bridge, South Lambeth Highway, Albert Embankment, 9 Elms, London Borough of Wandsworth, London

THEN: Aerial view of Aldgate, Spitalfields, Bishopsgate, London in 2011

THEN: Aerial view of Aldgate, Spitalfields, Bishopsgate, London in 2011

NOW: Aerial view of Aldgate, Houndsditch, Gracechurch Street, Camomile Street, Outwich Street, Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate, City of London

NOW: Aerial view of Aldgate, Houndsditch, Gracechurch Avenue, Camomile Avenue, Outwich Avenue, Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate, Metropolis of London

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