In 2012, the construction of the building once known as The Pinnacle stopped, leaving behind only foundations and part of the lift core. Because of its half-completed appearance, it was labelled ‘the Stump’. Now though, a new skyscraper is to be built in its place, and it is to become the tallest tower in London, with 63 storeys reaching 278 metres.
A public exhibition was opened by Lipton Rogers (the developing partner) and AXA Real Estate, from 15th-20th June displaying the plans for the site, which has been renamed 22 Bishopsgate.
The Bishopsgate building is going to focus on public wellbeing and healthcare, complete with a medical centre and library, as well as sports facilities and parking for over 1,500 bicycles.
It will contain office space for over 12,000 people and a public viewing gallery at the very top of the building, along with a bar and restaurant.
Lipton hopes that 22 Bishopsgate will be “an elegant addition to the City”, towering over its competitors such as the Gherkin and Heron Tower.
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