After five years of construction, the last cranes have finally come down in the St James Quarter revealing Edinburgh’s new skyline.
The last crane has been removed from the Edinburgh skyline as the St James Quarter prepares for its phase one opening.
Here is the new Edinburgh skyline in pictures.
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1. With the Balmoral Hotel also in view
The removal of the final crane marks a landmark moment in the construction of the site, that has had 13 cranes dominating the skyline for half a decade. Photo: Ian Georgeson Photography
2. Bridges visible in the background
Current plans put the phase one opening of the new St James centre at the end of June, as shops like Zara, Mango, Pull & Bear, Kurt Geiger. Photo: Ian Georgeson Photography
3. St James Quarter and Scott Monument
There will also be food outlets including Bonnie & Wild, Bross Bagels and Salerno Pizza. Photo: Ian Georgeson Photography
4. Statue of Dundas visible to the left of the structure
The development will continue for the next 18 months adding more shops, restaurants and bars, as well as a boutique Everyman Cinema and hotels. Photo: Ian Georgeson Photography