Foster + Partners releases images for The Tulip tower in London
November 22, 2018 - London
London's had the Gherkin, the Cheese Grater and the Walkie Talkie and now, if the plans are approved, a new tower called the Tulip will join the skyline.
At 1,000ft (305m) high, it will be the City of London's tallest skyscraper and about 3ft shorter than the Shard, the UK's highest building.
It will feature internal slides and moving transparent pods running outside the building for visitors to ride in. The tower will be just a visitor attraction without any office space.
Visitors would ascend the London viewpoint, which has been designed to look like the petals of a bulbous tulip flower on top of a thin stem, to reach the viewpoint, attractions and an education centre.
Foster + Partners, the architects which have designed the flower-like building, say they want it to complement the Gherkin next door which the firm also designed. The 590ft (180m) tower is officially known as 30 St Mary Axe, its street address.
If approved, the tower could begin construction in 2020, with an opening date planned for 2025.
Source : BBC
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