The 37-storey tower would once have looked pretty lofty, but sits short and sober among soaring neighbours such as the Cheesegrater and up-and-coming 22 Bishopsgate.
It might not shout and scream like some of its peers, but 1 Leadenhall has an ace up its sleeve that should help it stand out. The building will contain a free public viewing gallery, allowing visitors to look down onto the roof of Leadenhall Market, or out towards Westminster.
Construction will require demolition of this existing postmodern low-rise, on the corner of Leadenhall Street and Gracechurch Street.
1 Leadenhall has now received planning permission from the City of London.
If nothing else, the location should prove fruitful for archaeologists. The site is right on top of the ancient Roman Forum, the biggest building in Londinium.