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While updating my Rick Steves' London guidebook this week, I was struck by the construction and the changing skyline. With my local guide, Gillian Chadwick, I marveled at the energy of new London, as it seems intent on building itself out of any economic recession.
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While updating my Rick Steves' London guidebook this week, I was struck by the construction and the changing skyline. With my local guide, Gillian Chadwick, I marveled at the energy of new London, as it seems intent on building itself out of any economic recession. While most people don't know the formal names of the most striking skyscrapers -- or which companies inhabit them -- everyone knows the nicknames...inspired by what they look like: the Cheese Grater, the Shard, and the Pickle...I mean the Gherkin.