Skyline Campaign

Launched in March 2014, the Skyline Campaign aims to stop the devastation of London by badly designed tall buildings in the wrong location. The Campaign was launched by architect, Barbara Weiss, her husband Alan Leibowitz, a property developer, and architecture critic, Rowan Moore, and was supported by The Observer and the Architects’ Journal, and backed by a statement signed by over 80 public figures, experts and community groups.

The Campaigners believe that most of the towers now being built or proposed for Central London will permanently damage the city’s beloved character and unique identity, its public spaces, protected views and skylines. Towers do not provide an answer to London’s real housing and employment needs. Genuine public consultation is scarce, effective planning guidance inadequate, and real benefits to Londoner’s is minimal.

Join Circle Sq. at Barbara’s office to hear from her about the campaign, its impact on development in this beautiful city, and what’s next, for the Campaign, and London.

The statement

The skyline of London is out of control. Over 200 tall buildings, from 20 storeys to much greater heights, are currently consented or proposed. Many of them are hugely prominent and grossly insensitive to their immediate context and appearance on the skyline.

Signed on 29th March 2014

Click here to read the full statement and see the signatories.

DATE:    Tuesday 21 April 2020
TIME:     6.30 – 8.30pm
VENUE: Barbara Weiss Architects.
Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4QP