Monday 8 April 2019

London could get a 1,000-foot skyscraper called The Tulip

Architects Foster + Partners have already left their mark on the City with 30 St Mary Axe, known by literally everyone as The Gherkin. Now they’re aiming to construct a 1,000-foot-tall Gherkin-on-a-stick right next door.
There’s one big difference between this and London’s glut of new residential and office towers: The Tulip is intended to be a visitor attraction. The designs include viewing galleries, bars and restaurants, internal ’sky bridges’ and external rotating pods, plus a high-tech educational facility that state schools can use for free and spaces for cultural, educational and tech events.
If plans are approved, construction of the tower could be finished by 2025