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Report - Fenchurch Street, London – May 2012


Evilgenius

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Fenchurch Street, London – May 2012


So after a bit of a Battersea fail and a 100 meter sprint due to half of channel 4 filming fox watch down there (dumb idea really but hey) we decided to hit plan “Bâ€.

Together with Myself D@walker and his mate Rob (sorry dude didn’t catch your usr name) we headed to Fenchurch street for some London rooftop action.

First time on a roof at night so excuse the picture as with the wind and rain howling through at the top of a tower crane some 36 + floors up and I didn’t find the whole “trying to shoot some good shots†all that easy, to say the least it was pretty savage up there!

Anyway here’s some stolen info:

20 Fenchurch Street is a skyscraper under construction in the City of London. It has been nicknamed the Walkie Talkie and the Pint because of its bulbous top.[1] Upon completion, the building will be 160 m (525 ft) tall, with 36 storeys.
Costing over £200 million, it is designed by the Uruguayan-born architect Rafael Viñoly and will feature a highly distinctive, top-heavy form which appears to burst upward and outward. A large viewing deck and 'sky gardens' will be included on the top floor; these will be open to the public.
The tower was originally proposed at nearly 200 metres tall, but was scaled down after concerns about its impact on St Paul's Cathedral. It was subsequently approved in November 2006. Even after the height reduction there were continued concerns from heritage groups about its impact on the surrounding area. The project was subsequently the subject of a public inquiry. In July 2007, this ruled in the developers' favour, and the tower was granted full planning permission
In their preliminary results for 2007, Land Securities confirmed the tower would be completed in 2011, however in 2009 this date was pushed back to 2014.
On with the pictures!

Shot with a Fujifilm Finepix S5800 – No editing done


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Thanks for looking.
 

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