London’s skyline is about to take on a new character. The recently approved plans of the tower formerly referred to as the Pinnacle or Helter Skelter, received the go-ahead from planners in the City of London.
The tower, which is technically called 22 Bishopsgate, will stand at 912 feet. The changes from the previous designs include abandoning the distinctive curly design at the top and shortening it by 32 feet. Four years ago, funding dried up for the building, leaving only a nine-story initiation of it. But earlier this year, French real estate firm Axa Investment Mangers bought the site from a group of Middle Eastern investors to continue the process.
The City of London has granted permission for the rebuilding of the site, and is expected to finish in early 2019.