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Check out these ace photos of London landmarks being built

David Clack

Know what we find absolutely exhilarating? Construction. Seriously, we can’t walk past a building site in this town without our pulse going through the roof and feverish perspiration forming puddles at our feet.

Okay, so scaffolding and cement mixers are just about the dullest things you could wish to encounter in London, but chuck a few decades’ worth of hindsight into the mix and suddenly things become altogether more fascinating. Not convinced? Check out these photos of iconic London buildings under construction.

That bunch of sticks above is what Tower Bridge looked like back in 1892, while below you can see work-in-progress shots of the BT Tower, the Ritz, the London Eye and Selfridges.

Check out the rest of the set at Handpicked.

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