Viewing Platform Planned For Pinnacle

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 104 months ago
Viewing Platform Planned For Pinnacle

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There's still not much to see at the construction site of the Pinnacle tower (aka the Helter-Skelter) in Bishopsgate, but when the 288m-tall skyscraper is complete, it'll offer the public some of the finest views of the capital.

Plans for what will be the Square Mile's tallest building have been re-drawn to include a three-storey viewing platform at the tower's peak. The three levels in the atrium will be connected by a spiral staircase, echoing the tower's conspicuous profile, and there is also provision for a restaurant. The architect is in talks with the Museum of London, and the aim is to use artefacts from the Museum's extensive collection to create an exhibtion on London's past atop a symbol of London's future.

Visitors to the platform will be able to look south and descry their counterparts at the top of the fast-rising Shard, whose own viewing deck will be well-trod by the time the Pinnacle opens for business.

Last Updated 01 April 2010