However, Scotland’s capital is no longer a contender when it comes to tall buildings and it certainly cannot be compared with the likes of New York City, Shanghai or Dubai.
A desire to preserve the historic character of the town has necessitated the implementation of heavy restrictions concerning the height of new buildings and there no real skyscrapers in modern Edinburgh
As we will see, the list of Edinburgh’s tallest buildings mostly comprises places of worship and post-war high rise accommodation, and, interestingly, the vast majority (7 out of 10) of these structures date from the 19th century.
Please note: buildings currently under construction in Edinburgh have not been included in this list.
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