Viewing Platform Planned For Pinnacle

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 166 months ago
Viewing Platform Planned For Pinnacle


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