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Friday, March 22, 2013

Cheesegrater, London


What a difference 18-months makes: A view of all of the skyscrapers in the City of London which have been popping up recently
A view of all of the skyscrapers in the City of London which have been popping up recently

THE BIG CHEESE: THE MAKING OF THE LEADENHALL BUILDING (Cheesegrater)

Designed by Richard Rogers and developed by British Land and Oxford Properties, the new Leadenhall Building will be 737ft tall with 48 floors when it is completed in 2014. 
The planning application was submitted to the City of London Corporation in February 2004 and was approved in May 2005 but it did face face opposition. 
The base will feature a 30m high atrium which will be open to the public.
Exterior glass lifts will be used on the building, similar to the neighbouring Lloyd's building designed by the same architect.
Once finished The Leadenhall Building, nicknamed the 'Cheesegrater' will tower more than 100m over its neighbour - the distinctive Lloyd's building. 
Work started on the Cheesegrater in September, 2011 and is expected to be finished in the summer of 2014.

A close-up shot of the Leadenhall Building, nicknamed the Cheesegrater due to its triangular shape. The building was designed by Richard Rogers

A close-up shot of the Leadenhall Building, nicknamed the Cheesegrater due to its triangular shape. The building was designed by Richard Rogers

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The base of the tower is inverted to create a large, shaded public plaza complete with shops and restaurants.

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