Last week it was revealed how hundreds of new skyscrapers will be giving London’s skyline a facelift. Thanks to 3D modelling company Vertext Modelling we were able to see exactly how 320 planned new structures will affect the surroundings over the next ten years.

The 3D software-generated images called Vucity are the first ever fully interactive 3D digital model of London. However, London follows in the footsteps of many other cities and towns in England, where other 3D models have been created, including; Oxford, Manchester, Edinburgh, Leeds, Putney, Croydon and some London airports as well.

Through visualising London in 3D we are unlocking a new way of showing future developments and infrastructure planning. In a world where we are constantly using technology this does not come as a surprise. These 3D images are another step forward in technology for developers, planners and architects, who can use these images to add to their existing, current and proposed developments. This is the first step towards seeing many more projects and proposed developments in 3D, which will allow more people to visually understand future developments.  That’s not to say that there will not be 2D plans produced for many years to come, but potentially one day in the future all images may be produced in 3D.

This is an exciting step for developments allowing more people to understand and get involved in future plans.