The latest 47 storey, (224m high) skyscraper that, like the Gherkin and Shard before it, will become one of the tallest and most ugliest sights in the entire City of London (Borisworld).
Owing to its weird shape The Leadenhall Building will deliver floor plates of varying size, ranging from 21,000 sq ft on the lower floors to 6,000 sq ft at the top of the tower. Perhaps giving one the idea that it was designed by a six-year-old and his Lego.
The reason for its triangular section is apparently to accommodate a viewing corridor towards St Paul’s Cathedral. Obviously to cash in on even more horizon-loving lunatics and somewhere for Huw Edwards’ to set up ‘base camp’ during Royal Weddings and state funerals of miner-hating ex-Prime Ministers.
This 610,000 sqft development is due to complete next year if the company supplying the steel doesn’t go bust.
Eventually ‘The Rolling Pin-nacle’ Building being built next door to The Cheesegrater will be even higher. So it’s only a question of time before the sky hooks holding all of these very heavy kitchen-related named buildings will reach their final stress level and they all come crashing down onto the kitchen tiles, no doubt waking everyone up in the process.
Sheffield already has its own ‘Cheesegrater’ building – built out of what’s left of the once world-conquering ‘Sheffield Steel’.
It certainly looks like a Cheesegrater… but my goodness, it’s ugly!