1 Undershaft, designed by London's Eric Parry Architects, rises 984 feet over a cluster of tower's in the city's historic financial district. 

The tower is projected to rise 262 feet above existing 21st century landmarks, including London-based Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partner's "Cheesegrater" and London-based Foster and Partner's "Gherkin."

The square-based, 73–floor structure, built to provide office space desperately needed in the capital, offers views form the top and the base. The highest floor includes a free public viewing gallery and a restaurant, while the bottom of the tower rises 32 feet above ground to create new public space below. The structure was commissioned by Singapore–based Aroland Holdings. 

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