Hundreds of people were allowed back to their homes in St George's Wharf Tower last night, after the authorities said the area was safe following yesterday's helicopter crash.
The damaged crane on the side of the tower is not at risk of collapse, and work to remove it will begin on the weekend. Some road closures in the area remain in place.
The man killed on the ground in the helicopter crash shouldn't really have been there. His family told ITV News London that Matthew Wood from Sutton was only walking through the Vauxhall area when the helicopter came down yesterday, because he liked to get to work early.
But a crane driver probably survived because he overslept. Ronke Phillips spoke to Matthew Wood's sister.
Amanda Wood says her brother may still be alive if he had not been so conscientious and determined to be early for work @itvnews
St George Wharf Development resident Yvonne Kalagbor has been left unable to return home after the area was cordoned off following the fatal helicopter crash
The broken jib of the crane is still hanging from the side of St George Wharf Tower
A friend of the pilot who died after crashing his helicopter in Vauxhall yesterday has dismissed reports that he lost control of his aircraft seconds before hitting a crane. Captain Pete Barnes was one of two men who died. The other was a 39-year-old from south London. Jamie Shepherd reports.
London Mayor Boris Johnson says it's too early to draw any conclusions on whether there should be more restrictions on additions to the capital's skyline
"What we're going to be doing now - the Air Accidents Investigation Branch of the CAA is going to be looking at all those kinds of questions''
"Was that in any way responsible for the crash? Clearly, we'll want to study that and form our conclusions. I think it's all a bit premature, frankly."
The Mayor was speaking in Croydon, south London, after announcing a £1 billion investment for a redevelopment plan in the area.
Police have named a man who was killed when a helicopter hit a crane and crashed in Vauxhall during this morning's rush hour. He was Matthew Wood, who was 39 and from Sutton.
The pilot, Peter Barnes, was also killed. Ronke Phillips spoke to eyewitnesses who saw the drama unfold.
Some roads are still closed following the helicopter crash, and Vauxhall bus station is still closed.
The following buses are on diversion: 77, 87, 88, 156, 196, 344, 360
In addition, routes 2, 36, 185 & 436 (southbound) are unable to serve the bus station so are serving a temporary stop on Bridgefoot (south side Vauxhall Bridge).
TfL is investigating whether temporary bus stops could be placedat Vauxhall Bridge to help serve the area whilst the bus station remainsclosed, and additional staff will remain at Vauxhall bus station throughout thenight to help direct passengers to alternative travel options.
London Ambulance Service say that as well as the two fatalities, five people were taken to hospital - four for minor injuries and one for a broken leg; another seven people were treated at the scene.