Meet London's new skyscraper: £1bn Pinnacle set to get go-ahead

The £1bn Pinnacle skyscraper may be given the go-ahead after construction was stopped last year over cost concerns.

If built, the Pinnacle at 200 Bishopsgate will be the second-tallest skyscraper in the UK. It’s budget is twice that of the £450m Shard.

Construction work for the 63-storey tower was stopped after architects felt the building’s “helter-skelter” shape meant that all windows would be different in size.

In October 2012, developers Arab Investments told architects KPF to re-design the building.

The architects have made changes to the floor plans and interior by cutting retail space to make room for commercial offices and a bigger atrium.

The Independent reported the new designs may require further planning permission.

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Readers' comments (2)

  • we are begining to look like Manhatten, Quolumper, Honkong.
    No caracter another wast of money cloging up the alnd scape

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  • Love skyscrapers like this, but a primary school kid could take 1 look at it and tell you the windows will be all different shapes. Aren't the gherkin's windows all different shapes? You can't seriously tell me a one... thousand... million... pounds project could be undermined by something so incredibly elementary. It's got everything to do with the fluctuations in the price of floorspace in London, and nothing to do with the f***ing windows.

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