As skyscrapers spring up throughout London, one of the world's biggest urban zones, special planning laws have been brought in to protect views of St Paul's Cathedral and its famous dome.
- The 1938 'St Paul's Heights Code' makes the cathedral the subject of protected view laws that state that certain views of the landmark cannot be obscured by new construction.
- Views protected under the St Paul's Heights Code include those from Parliament Hill and Waterloo Bridge.
- The St Paul's Heights Code limits urban planning in London, by ensuring that stringent height restrictions are met.
- Architects were forced to revise redevelopment of Liverpool Street Station, because original plans were too high.
The City of London, in the United Kingdom, is over 2000 years old.
And now, home to one of the world's largest urban zones.
But in building for modern life, urban planners have had to work around one of the city's most iconic buildings.
St Paul's Cathedral
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