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Tall Buildings in Edinburgh : Architecture

Colvin & Moggridge Skyline Study, Scotland, United Kingdom.

post updated 29 July 2021

Edinburgh Tall Buildings Report 2006

With the Colvin & Moggridge Skyline Study delayed many months in 2006, CEC are now to mount a public consultation exhibition using images of Edinburgh views defined by Colvin & Moggridge as significant, to find out which vistas are key.

But surely there is not the demand in the property market for a significant amount of tall towers given the slowdown in developments, such as Western Harbour and Edinburgh Park in 2006.

Also, unlike London, most of Edinburgh’s revered physical assets – Edinburgh Castle, Calton Hill, Arthur’s Seat – rise above the general townscape and are less likely to be lost than the Tower of London or St Paul’s Cathedral.

Is public consultation integral or merely a skin-deep exercise? More details soon. 090107

Edinburgh Skyline Study

Tall Buildings in Scotland

UK Tall Buildings

Edinburgh’s Tallest Building : Exchange Tower designed by CDA Architects just west of the financial district, near the Haymarket development.

One of tallest buildings in Scotland : Elphinstone Place, west-central Glasgow

Edinburgh Tall Buildings: former proposals for Ocean Heights, Leith

Scott Monument tower
Scott Monument tower Edinburgh tall buildings
photo © Adrian Welch

Haymarket tower
Haymarket tower Edinburgh tall building
picture : RMA

Edinburgh Tall Building : Ocean Point, Leith Docks, Edinburgh

Skyscraper Links

Tall buildings in the UK

Hong Kong Skyscrapers

London Skyscrapers

Scottish Skyscraper: Dalmarnock Tower, Glasgow

Edinburgh Building Designs

Edinburgh Airport tower
BAA Edinburgh
image from Reid Architecture

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh
Virgin Hotels Edinburgh Victoria Street oculus
photo : Virgin Hotels Edinburgh
Virgin Hotels Edinburgh Victoria Street

St James Quarter’s W Edinburgh
W Edinburgh St James Quarter Hotel
image courtesy of architects practice
W Edinburgh Hotel at St James Quarter

Tron Square

Royal Museum of Scotland

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