The Real Reason London's Skyscrapers Are Oddly Shaped - Cheddar Explains
London's skyline is spotted with several distinctly shaped skyscrapers. Londoners have awarded these unique building with some quirky nicknames including the Gherkin, the Shard, and the Cheesegrater. But these now iconic buildings weren't designed this way for purely aesthetic purposes.Further reading:Emporis https://www.emporis.com/buildings/138268/old-st-pauls-cathedral-london-united-kingdom Historic England https://historicengland.org.uk/content/docs/get-involved/londons-image-and-identity-pdf/ CNN https://www.cnn.com/2017/09/21/world/st-pauls-london-protected-views/index.html313: Metropolitics https://metropolitiques.eu/Skyline-policy-the-Shard-and.html Office for National Statistics https://www.ons.gov.uk/ BBC https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-44779158 Subscribe to Cheddar on YouTube: http://chdr.tv/subscribe Connect with Cheddar!
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