20 Fenchurch Street / aka Walkie-Talkie

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    Coming in for a lot of criticism for its bulbous, light-hogging proportions, it looks like this one may end up on the 'detested towers' list along with Strata at Elephant & Castle and the Vauxhall Tower. Or perhaps it will grow on us... Designed by Rafael Viñoly and due to complete in 2014. City of London.

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    1. Mike (waiting thoughtfully) 17 months ago | reply

      I wonder if anyone is waiting to move in?

    2. George Rex 17 months ago | reply

      I think there are some tenants on the books for this one, otherwise it wouldn't be going up!

    3. Mike (waiting thoughtfully) 17 months ago | reply

      Thanks ~ unless I am mistooken the Walbrook Building (off Cannon Street) seems to be fairly empty....

    4. George Rex 17 months ago | reply

      according to last month's Independent...

      Cancelled or awaiting tenants before construction can go on:

      The Pinnacle
      100 Bishopsgate
      Principle Place
      Wall Place
      Can of Ham
      One Trinity

      Empty or mostly empty:

      The Shard
      The Place
      Cannon Place
      Walbrook Building
      Heron Tower

    5. Mike (waiting thoughtfully) 17 months ago | reply

      Thanks ~ that is kind .....

    6. criddy littley 15 months ago | reply

      There are tenants waiting to move in, unlike a lot of the other skyscrappers going up in London just now this one is financed by a British company (canary wharf group) so the money is available whereas most of the others are dependant on international finance and it seems international groups are not so quick to stump up cash for towers going up in foreign cities?

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