Vital statistics about this stunning and incredible new development include the following:
^ District: City of London / The financial heart of the Capital and the World
^ City: London, the capital of the United Kingdom
^ Height / Architectural: 242 m
^ Floors / Above ground: 46
^ Construction type: Skyscraper
^ Structural material: Steel
^ Facade material: Stainless steel, Glass
^ Facade system: Curtain wall
^ Architectural style: Modernism
^ Main usages: Commercial offices
^ Side usages: Bar, Shops, Parking, Conferencing spaces, the Heron Development will also include the third Four Seasons Hotel in London, the other two being the Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane and The Four Seasons Hotel at Canary Wharf, but unlike the other two, this new Four Seasons Hotel will have only suites and Residences. [ = As reported by Businesstraveller.com and Hotelchatter.com = ]
Other important features and details include:
- ^ Double-decker elevators present
- ^ Handicapped accessible
- ^ Raised floors are available
- ^ Solar panels are installed
- ^ Offices are situated on levels 2 through to 37 whilst levels 38 to 40 incorporate a bar, conference facilities and a public restaurant situated on level 39, which is served by two dedicated high-speed glass lifts.
- ^ Office facilities are arranged around a north facing atrium and are stacked in units of twelve, each of three stories.
- ^ There are three concourse levels which include retail areas and entrance foyers.
- ^ There is a 70,000 litre aquarium in the entrance lobby.
- ^ The tower is home to around 4,300 workers.
- ^ Heron Tower is constructed from around 8,500 pieces of structural steel.
- ^ The building's cladding covers an area of 40,000 sq m along with 31,150 sq m of glazing.
- ^ Heron Tower is constructed from steel and is clad with a stainless steel curtain wall which is naturally ventilated on the east and west sides. The south side incorporates photovoltaic glass which is cooled by recycled air, thus reducing energy consumption.
- ^ Heron Tower replaces two buildings, Bishops House and Kempson House, built in 1976 and 1960 respectively.
- ^ On 17th January 2006, the City of London resolved to grant consent to increase the height of Heron Tower by 4 floors, taking the structural height to 203m and the total height to 242m.
- ^ Planning consent was granted in 2002 for a 42-storey tower, reaching a structural height of 183m with a mast taking the total height to 222m. The consent provided for 63,105sq m of floorspace.
- ^ 10 of the 18 lifts are glass and double-decker and travel at speeds of up to 7 metres (23 feet) per second.
- ^ The lifts are entirely custom built for the tower to reflect its design; the operating panels display a legend of the tower showing passengers exactly where they are at any given point.
- ^ Net office space amounts to 40,836 square metres (439,552 square feet).
- ^ The building is topped with a communications mast.
- ^ Levels 41 to 46 are dedicated to plant.
^ Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates [ who was also responsible for the Grand Hyatt Tokyo Hotel ]
Architecture doesn't come from theory. You don't think your way through a building.
Nothing requires the architect's care more than the due proportions of buildings.
--- Marcus V. Pollio
And a building must be like a human being. It must have a wholeness about it, something that is very important.
--- Minoru Yamasaki
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