Design unveiled for City of London’s tallest skyscraper

Aaron Morby 5 years ago
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The headquarters of insurance giant Aviva in London could be demolished to make way for what would be the city’s tallest tower.

Architect Avery Associates has been working up a design for the site known as 1 Undershaft, which would see the existing building replaced with a sloping sided skyscraper rising to almost 270m.

The unique profile of the building has already prompted one contractor to dub the building “The Fang”.

A spokeswoman for the architect said: “It is very early days and a planning application has not been submitted yet.

“We have come up with a scheme that is sympathetic to the surrounding buildings.”

The architect has aimed to preserve the views of the nearby Gherkin with a building that has sloping sides and mirrors the Cheesgrater tower on its other side.

Avery associates

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