Plans For The Tallest Skyscraper In The City Get The Go-Ahead

Plans for a fancy new skyscraper in the City that will be three times the size of Big Ben have just got the green light. Owners of the buildings around the proposed site had objected that the skyscraper could block out light. But, unsurprisingly, developers managed to get around that minor detail by persuading the City of London to invest in the project, who then used their extraordinary powers under the Town and Country Planning Act to override their opposers’ rights. Sneaky. The local authority said the decision was justified because “this is a major development which will result in significant improvements to the local area, increased floor space and help create jobs”.

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22 Bishopsgate (previously known as The Pinnacle) will stand at 278m tall, towering above all other skyscrapers in the City. But the Shard (which is 310 metres high) will still hold onto its reigning title as London’s tallest building. The Pinnacle’s replacement is set to open in 2019, and will include a free public viewing gallery. Yayyy……

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