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Walkie Talkie tower at 20 Fenchurch Street rises into the London sky

Seen from Aldgate, the skeleton of the Walkie Talkie tower at 20 Fenchurch Street  can be seen rising into a dramatic London sky.

Costing in excess of a cool £200 million, the tower is designed by architect Rafael Viñoly and will stand 160 m (525 ft) tall and contain 36 storeys  upon completion in summer 2014.

Dubbed the ‘Walkie Talkie’ (and also ‘The Pint’) on account of its top heavy appearance, the tower takes the place of a short-lived 25-storey construction by Land Securities, which was only built in 1968.

Read more here: Walkie Talkie tower, Fenchurch St crackles into life
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