Photo essay: Stylish sites that give Leeds skyline its wow factor

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The Skyline of Leeds has undergone a radical transformation since the city’s economic renaissance began in the early years of the 1990s.

Yorkshire’s unofficial capital is now home to some of the most distinctive buildings in the country, from the 32-storey Bridgewater Place skyscraper to the gleaming Princes Exchange site near Leeds City Station.

PIC: James Hardisty

PIC: James Hardisty

The other noteworthy structures shown in these images are Woodhouse Lane’s Broadcasting Tower, Boar Lane’s The Bourse and Candle House and Watermans Place, both at Granary Wharf.

The rapidly-changing face of the city landscape was highlighted in unusual fashion last year when, during a rail journey north, controversial Yorkshire-born broadcaster Jeremy Clarkson took the time to tweet: “What’s happened to Leeds? It looks like New York.”

Pics: James Hardisty