On the way home from work this afternoon, we popped into Maplin in Camomile Street, as we sometimes do, and then waited outside for the 205 bus.
This provided an opportunity to take yet another photo of the Heron Tower which we have seen steadily climbing skywards over the last few months.
The once bare structure, partially protected from the weather with plastic sheeting and curtains, has now been glazed almost entirely. Of the four tower cranes, one at each corner, that grew to an improbable height along with the tower, only one now remains, not visible in this picture.
No lover of modern “fish-tank” architecture, I have nevertheless been impressed by the Heron Tower and think it is set to become a famous landmark along with the BT Tower, the Gherkin and Canary Wharf. When it is finished I would like to travel right to the top in the lift we saw being installed and see London spread out below. Will I get the chance?
Camomile Street looks across Bishopsgate into Wormwood Street where our bus will shortly take us. London’s buildings stretch ever upward, turning the streets into windy canyons but we can still see the sky here and there and today it was a beautiful summer sky, decorated with big white clouds.