Walkie-Talkie Tower Back On

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 96 months ago
Walkie-Talkie Tower Back On

walktalktower.jpg Fans of buildings inspired by superannuated communications devices will be pleased to learn that the 'walkie-talkie' tower on Fenchurch Street is back on. The 155m-tall 'scraper has been on hold since it received planning permission last May, as developer Land Securities waited for a healthy pinkish hue to colour the lifeless cheeks of the economy. The anaemic 0.1% growth figure that the Treasury back-slapped itself about last week suggests a trickle of confidence returning to the property market, and the developer is now looking at timings for the construction of the tower, among the most unpopular in the glut of City skyscrapers going up over the coming years.

Last Updated 01 February 2010