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Old December 16th, 2012, 12:58 AM   #1341
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Old December 16th, 2012, 01:08 AM   #1342
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Old December 16th, 2012, 01:46 AM   #1343
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Old December 16th, 2012, 12:47 PM   #1344
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Its the tower to the left of angel court in the first image
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Old December 17th, 2012, 01:51 AM   #1345
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Old December 17th, 2012, 05:23 AM   #1346
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The Walkie-Talkie: battle of the bulge on Fenchurch Street

It has upset Unesco and been called 'brutally dominant' by English Heritage. But will a dramatic free-to-all rooftop garden redeem this new London skyscraper? As the building tops out, Rafael Viñoly defends his creation

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"Big thinkers," declares the billboard at the foot of 20 Fenchurch Street, "need big floors." Looming over this declaration, swelling upwards and outwards over its neighbours, stands Rafael Viñoly's latest skycraper, a bulging new addition to the City of London. Nicknamed the Walkie-Talkie, the self-styled "building with more up top" is proof that form follows finance: 20 Fenchurch is practically a diagram of the forces that created it.

Soaring over the skyline like a broad-shouldered banker, the building flares outwards so that its biggest floors can be sited at the priciest upper levels: a monument to the logic of the office rental market and the peculiar whims of the City planning authority. Although it won't be fully completed until April 2014, 20 Fenchurch topped out this week; with its structural frame now complete, and half-dressed in a pinstriped suit of glazing and louvers, its hulking presence is already being felt.

"Every building is an occupation of the skyline," says Viñoly, speaking on the phone from New York, where he is based. "But most don't give anything back." The architect, who has spent his career trying to marry public amenity and commercial reality, is referring, in part, to the fact that the summit of his 160m colossus will boast a three-level "skygarden" that's open to everyone – for free. Comparing this to the £25-a-ticket viewing gallery of the Shard, just across the river, Viñoly says: "You have to ask what the public gets by accepting a further intrusion on the city. The possibility of offering an urban experience at a height is pretty remarkable."

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Old December 17th, 2012, 07:37 PM   #1347
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Old December 18th, 2012, 08:19 PM   #1348
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Old December 18th, 2012, 08:42 PM   #1349
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Out of curiosity, why is UNESCO upset at this building?
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Old December 19th, 2012, 06:30 PM   #1350
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Out of curiosity, why is UNESCO upset at this building?
You can see it from the Tower of London...
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Old December 20th, 2012, 12:26 AM   #1351
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Walkie-Talkie milestone as steel frame completes



Viñoly scheme includes sky garden on top three floors

The completion of the superstructure of Rafael Viñoly Walkie-Talkie was marked this week, with the final 10m-long steel beam lifted into place.

Located in the City of London, the 160m-tall building flares outwards from its base, so that the larger floorplates are found at the higher storeys. The top three floors are set to be occupied by a sky garden, which will be open to the public, and the building will provide 64,000sq m of office space.

The scheme at 20 Fenchurch Street, which is being jointly developed by Land Securities and Canary Wharf Group, is one of a cluster of high-profile buildings earmarked for the City that are better known by their nicknames, including Rogers Stirk Harbour’s Cheesegrater in Leadenhall and KPF’s Helter Skelter building in Bishopsgate.

Planning consent for the scheme was granted in 2009 but work did not start until the end of 2010 due to the recession. Work on the Walkie-Talkie is due to complete at the end of 2013.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 04:38 PM   #1354
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 05:37 PM   #1355
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i think it is already broader than it is tall.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 06:25 PM   #1356
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I love the juxtaposition between the old buildings surrounding it and the steel and glass rising and curving above them like the brush stroke of a paintbrush from the 21st century.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 06:38 PM   #1357
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I love the juxtaposition between all the slim elegant buildings and this massive, bloated, slumped stump. Quite a good metaphor for the city and its traders I think.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 07:03 PM   #1358
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