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The Pinnacle Also known as The Bishopsgate Tower, DIFA Tower and The Helter Skelter

 

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  • The previous design was by Murphy Jahn who left the project unhappy at how the scheme was progressing.
  • The change in architect also saw the site shifted northwards from 6-8 Bishopsgate to Crosby Court to help reduce the impact of the building on views from Fleet Street.
  • The building is designed to accomodate 8,124 workers. Despite this it only has 6 parking spaces, all of which are for the disabled.
  • Since June 2005 the new design has been revised down from 307.25m following objections from CAA.
  • The building will be clad in ventilated glazing that works like a snakeskin with every single piece of identical size reducing build cost.
  • The building does feature horizontal crossbracing but this has been used sparingly only where the structure needs it rather than for show as with structural expressionist designs.
  • The inside of the spiral at the top of the building will contain P.V panelling to generate power from the sun. If built it will be the largest single amount on a building in London.
  • The nickname of this building, "the Helter Skelter" was coined by this site, inspired by stupid names other London skyscrapers have.

News Articles

28-06-2011 > Work To Resume On The Helter Skelter

17-03-2011 > Helter Skelter Secures Funding

02-08-2010 > Slipform Emerges On The Pinnacle

08-12-2009 > More Changes Made To The Pinnacle

14-04-2009 > Crowning The Pinnacle

30-03-2009 > Record Piling Begins On The Pinnacle

21-10-2008 > Pinnacle Secures First Pre-Let

21-12-2007 > Annoyed Neighbour Wins Pinnacle Injunction

23-10-2007 > Leadenhall Building Has Lift Off

29-08-2007 > Multiplex Win Bishopsgate Tower Contract

28-03-2007 > And So It Starts Part Two

28-02-2007 > Bishopsgate Tower Bought And Renamed

24-11-2006 > Heron Secures Equity Bishopsgate Tower Sold

14-08-2006 > And So It Starts

25-04-2006 > DIFA Bishopsgate Tower Approved

19-12-2005 > CABE Welcome Bishopsgate Tower

28-11-2005 > Bishopsgate Tower Cut Down To Size

10-07-2005 > DIFA Tower Exhibition

29-06-2005 > Bishopsgate Tower Interview

23-06-2005 > DIFA Propose New Tallest For London

13-02-2003 > Murphy Jahn Plan Bishopsgate Tower

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Architect
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Concrete Frame Contractor
Byrne Brothers
Developer
Arab Investments
Lift Supplier
Schindler
Main Contractor
Brookfield Group
Services Engineer
Hilson Moran Partnership
Structural Engineer
Arup Group

Reference Data

Reference No.
2839
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
14-08-2011
Planning Application Number
05/00546/FULEIA
 

Building Location

Address
Crosby Court, 22-24 Bishopsgate, London. EC2N 4BQ
Council
City of London
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Under Construction
Proposal date
2005
Construction start date
2008
Completion date
2013
Style
Zoomorphic

Roof Height (AOD)
304.90
Roof Height (AGL)
287.90

The Pinnacle

Total Floors (O.G)
60
Total Floors (U.G)
3
Number of Lifts
16

Market Data

Primary Use
Office
Secondary Use
Retail

Floorspace (sq m)
80,420.00
Car Parking Spaces
6

Land Costs
£209,456,457.00
Date of Purchase
2007

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