Tall Buildings part 3
Londoners' views on tall buildings
In February 2014 NLA and Ipsos MORI conducted a survey into Londoners' views on tall buildings in the capital, defined as buildings over 20 storeys high. 500 people from across London gave their views.
53% of Londoners said that whether a tall tower looks right in relation to its surroundings should be given highest priority when deciding whether or not it should be built in London. Whether it has a good design was next priority at 35%, while only 11% said that how tall it is should be the most important factor.
Only 27% of Londoners would be happy to live in a tall building, while 60% of Londoners would be happy to work in a tall building.
46% of Londoners agree that tall buildings have made London look better, 25% disagree.
The Gerkin at 36% and the Shard at 22% were chosen as the towers Londoners liked best when asked to select from a list of 13 tall buildings.
32% of Londoners agree there are currently too many tall towers in London,40% disagreed
Over the next 5 years, 37% of Londoners would like to see fewer new tall buildings than were built in the last 5 years, 33% would like to see about the same number, and 26% would like to see more.
31% agree that enough is done to control the number of tall buildings built in London, 26% disagree.