20 Fenchurch Street is a commercial skyscraper in London that takes its name from its address on Fenchurch Street, in the historic City of London financial district. It has been nicknamed 'The walkie-talkie' because of its distinctive shape. Construction was completed in spring 2014, and the top-floor 'sky garden' was opened in January 2015. The 34-storey building is 160m tall, making it the sixth-tallest building in the City of London and the 12th tallest in London.With our world travel planner, London attractions like 20 Fenchurch Street can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Designed by architect Rafael Viñoly and costing over £200 million, 20 Fenchurch Street features a highly distinctive top-heavy form which appears to burst upward and outward. A large viewing deck, bar and restaurants are included on the top three floors; these are, with restrictions, open to the public.
The tower was originally proposed at nearly 200m tall but its design was scaled down after concerns about its visual impact on the nearby St Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London. It was subsequently approved in 2006 with the revised height. Even after the height reduction there were continued concerns from heritage groups about its impact on the surrounding area. The project was consequently the subject of a public inquiry; in 2007 this ruled in the developers' favour and the building was granted full planning permission. In 2015 it was awarded the Carbuncle Cup for the worst new building in the UK in the previous 12 months.
In July 2017 the Hong Kong food company Lee Kum Kee Groups agreed to purchase the building from Land Securities and Canary Wharf Group for £1.3 billion.
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Fuimos a cenar previa reserva justo al horario del atardecer que aunque estaba un poco nublado algunos rayos de sol daban un increíble colorido. El lugar maravilloso impecable y muy cuidado, la comida... more »We went to dinner upon reservation just at sunset time which although it was a little cloudy some rays of sunshine gave an incredible color. Wonderful place spotless and very careful, exquisite food we ordered Gloucester pork and for dessert a chocolate stuffed mouse and ice cream, the attention also excellent. To enjoy in the middle of one of the best views of London
20 Fenchurch Street or more popularly known as the Walkie Talkie building in the financial district of London. As the name suggests, the building looks like a giant Walkie Talkie hence the name. Altho... more »
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