Yes, ten years ago to the day. April 23rd, 2008:
Memo to self: Go again to Alexandra Palace, and try to photo the exact same view, to illustrate what has changed.
No Cheesegrater. The Gherkin stands in something resembling splendid isolation.
No Shard. Just to the right of middle tower of the three dark Barbican (I think) towers on the right, we see Guy’s Hospital, in warmly lit concrete. The Shard is now right next to that.
That’s just for starters. Those are the two biggest changes. But there’d surely be others. The Gherkin is now almost surrounded by huge stuff.