Shortly after Sydney was established in 1788, the settlers needed a source of clay for construction. The best resource was found at the end of an inlet they called Long Cove. This waterway was subsequently named Cockle Bay. Shown at the water’s edge is Cockle Bay Wharf. No doubt those early colonists would be shocked to see the current skyline at the western edge of the Central Business District. Sydney has 35 skyscrapers taller than 500 feet. Judging from the cranes dotting the skyline, the city has robust plans to add many more commercial and residential high-rises.