It was supposed to be the tallest building in the City of London. Instead, the Pinnacle skyscraper grew to just seven floors before falling victim to financial wrangling. Often referred to as The Stump, its stunted lift core has stood as a concrete folly ever since work halted more than three years ago.
Its days are numbered. Scaffolding is now climbing up the core in preparation for demolition. The replacement building will have a very different design. The old core must be pummelled to rubble and a new one constructed.
If development goes according to plan this time round, a 278 metre tower will arise on the site for completion in 2019. Here is the proposed 22 Bishopsgate, in all its splendour:
Head along to Bishopsgate in the next few weeks to get a last glimpse of London's shortest skyscraper.
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