A new skyscraper with an eye-catching appearance which is bound to divide opinion could become London's second tallest building. The Tulip could become the latest tower to join the likes of the Gherkin, Shard and Walkie Talkie in the capital's cluster of skyscrapers. At 305.3 metres tall, it would be just 3 feet shorter than the capital's tallest tower, The Shard, and loom above the second highest, One Canada Square at Canary Wharf. But there would be no homes or offices and it would be a visitor and tourist destination only. The Tulip has been designed by architects Foster + Partners, who are behind the neighbouring Gherkin. If approved by City planners, the Tulip, would overtake the under-development One Undershaft as the Square Mile's tallest tower. The planning application has been made to the City of London Corporation, which governs the Square Mile financial district. The last tower the Corporation approved for construction was The Diamond, this July, which Londoners quickly … [Read more...] about The Tulip is set to become one of London’s tallest skyscrapers
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After towers called the Gherkin, the Cheese Grater and the Walkie Talkie, plans have been unveiled for a new 1,000ft skyscraper in London dubbed the Tulip. If it gets the go-ahead, the building will be the tallest in the City of London and feature eight floors of attractions including a bar, restaurants and a "classroom in the sky".Visitors will be able to ride in glass pods rotating on the outside of the building for a 360-degree view of the capital.There will also be viewing galleries featuring sky bridges and internal glass slides.The project has been proposed by architects Foster and Partners and expects to attract one million visitors a year. Sir Norman Foster said the structure, shaped like a bud on top of a 787ft stalk, is "in the spirit of London as a progressive, forward-thinking city"."It offers significant benefits to Londoners and visitors as a cultural and social landmark with unmatched educational resources for future generations," he added. The tower, which would … [Read more...] about The Tulip: Plans unveiled for 1,000ft skyscraper in London with glass pods to view city
We don't know about you but we're suckers for a great London view, especially if it can be enjoyed with a drink in hand. While the city is covered in atmospheric pubs, underground bars and cosy cafes, it also has some spectacular high up drinking spots. From glamorous city slicker restaurants to hipster bars, there's a wealth of places to choose from. Here's our guide to some of London's bars boasting the best views of the city: 1. The Shard - London Bridge Instagram So we're going big on this first one, the biggest in fact - or should that be tallest. At just under 310m high, the Shard soars above all other London tower blocks. Its viewing platform on the 72nd floor offers unrivalled views of the city throughout the day. You'll need to buy a ticket to get to the very top - with champagne options available. A bar serving snacks and drinks is also open to visitors at the top of the tower. Elsewhere in the building you can enjoy views from its various restaurants: Aqua Shard serves … [Read more...] about 15 London bars with amazing views
London is in the midst of an unprecedented architectural boom, with around 510 tall towers – those with more than 20 stories – planned or under construction in the next decade. Much of this development will take place in the next two years. As new buildings spring up along the waterfront, residents are bracing for the sudden transformation of their neighbourhoods. Forthcoming structures include a 26-story high-rise with a rock-climbing window and a mixed-used development with the world’s first “floating” swimming pool. Here are nine of the most stunning skyscrapers that will transform the London skyline by 2020. Twentytwo It takes 3.3 million pounds of steel a week to construct Twentytwo, a 26-story “vertical village” that’s set to become one of London’s tallest towers. The project – formerly known as The Pinnacle – was rebranded after developers ran out of money in 2012. The new building, which will be completed in … [Read more...] about 9 skyscrapers that will transform the London skyline by 2020
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In A 157-acre hilltop plot in Los Angeles is being pitched as the city’s most expensive residential property ever. This undeveloped property in Los Angeles, promoted as the Mountain of Beverly Hills, “is a crown jewel,” its listing agent, Aaron Kirman, said. “For that billionaire who wants that privacy on the highest peak of Beverly Hills, it’s a great opportunity.” Credit Beth Coller for The New York Times Supported by ByCandace Jackson July 28, 2018 LOS ANGELES — A property about to go on the market here consists of 157 acres of hilltop land in the coveted Beverly Hills 90210 ZIP code, a 10-minute drive from Rodeo Drive. With its 360-degree views, you can spot many of Los Angeles’s major landmarks in the distance, from Century City to downtown, and even — on a clear day — the Pacific Ocean. There are … [Read more...] about Would You Pay $1 Billion for This View?