It's not often that we have changes to the skyline right in the centre of Edinburgh, unlike Glasgow which seems to be in perpetual motion. Overall it's a fairly low-rise city. There are some tower blocks of social housing on the periphery, but the Unesco World Heritage status of the Old Town (which is fairly old, at 16th & 17th century), and the New Town (which is still quite old, being 18th century) keeps things in check.
It's surprising therefore to see cranes at work just off Princes Street. I thought they made an interesting counterpoint to the Gothic spire of the Scott Monument. A Victorian building and a 1960's building have been demolished on the corner of St Andrew Square, and a new glass boxy thing is going up. I admit that I don't have a very good architectural eye, but I get a bit depressed by the standard stuff that is going up in our cities. Am I being too retro, surrounded as I am by medieval/Georgian/Victorian character? Can anyone help me to see the beauty in a glass box?