What do they build these buildings for?

 

Listen to Casson's What do they build these buildings for?, a lyrical protest song by watching the video opposite!

 

Londoners are aware of a changing skyline, dense with cranes, as tall buildings emerge amongst the historic landmarks. But up close many of them remain shiny, silent and uninhabited despite a huge housing shortage in the city. What are they all there for?

 

Photos taken along the river Thames. Video cameraman and editor Robert Blackmore.

See the full series of photos below!

Day 1 - There's no light at the window
Day 2 - A room with a view
Day 3 - A housing shortage
Day 4 - What do they build
Day 5 - It's a ghost town
Day 6 - What's a house that's not a shelter