New Skyscraper Blooming on London's Skyline

A new tulip-shaped tower designed by Foster + Partners is planned for London. Approval is still pending.
November 22, 2018, 5am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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According to Jonathan Hilburg, "Foster + Partners and billionaire Jacob J. Safra have revealed renderings of a 1,000-foot-tall observation tower for a Gherkin-adjacent site in Central London."

The building is called The Tulip, and it would become the talled tower north of the Thames in London. Hilburg describes the building in more detail:

Tulip is an appropriate name for the project, as the renderings show a glass “bulb” supported by a slender, windowless, high-strength concrete stem. A two-story entrance atrium at the 31,100-square-foot building’s base will feature an occupiable public roof deck and retail to create a street-level presence for the tower. A new pocket park around the entrance that would include two green walls, and 284 bicycle parking spaces are also planned for The Tulip’s ground floor pavilion.

The developers submitted their planning application to the City of London Corporation on November 13, with the hopes of beginning construction in 2020 and completing the building in 2025.

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Published on Monday, November 19, 2018 in The Architect's Newspaper
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