A trip up the Walkie Talkie (aka 20 Fenchurch Street)

The new 38 floor skyscraper, already affectionately known as ‘The Walkie Talkie’, is set to open in 2014 and will be packed full of new offices of various sizes (19% of space has been pre-let). However, unless you’re planning on relocating your business to greater heights, I don’t expect this aspect to be of great interest to you. Instead, we’re most excited about what will be happening on those crowning floors: the Sky Garden. It’s yet to be confirmed exactly what will be in the huge glass atrium apart from some plants and a still-to-be-decided restaurant, but, unlike the Shard, we do know that it will be free to go up and take in the view. And it is quite a view. The core of the building is already built, with the rest of architect Rafael Viñoly’s curvy shape is rapidly been constructed around it. Here are a few snaps from our peek around the site and ascent up the tower.

Photo by Sonya Barber

Find out more at 20fenchurchstreet.co.uk

Text and photos by Sonya Barber.

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