- The top heavy massing comes from the idea that rental income can be maximised by having bigger top floors that command more rent. This should make the tower more profitable than typical.
- The tower is clad with double and triple glazed panelised aluminum cladding.
- Thanks to the structural shape of the building, and in particular the stresses placed by it on the southern face, 20 Fenchurch Street is designed to stay rigid to within 60mm on the top floor.
- The south facade is externally ventilated to improve the efficiency of the building and reduce solar gain whilst the east and west sides have extensive solar shading within their cladding.
- The roof garden is stepped over a number of levels to contain the plant machinery of the tower within them whilst allowing access to the very top of the tower at the same time.
- Following criticism about the height and impact on the views of St Pauls Cathedral the design has been reduced by 9 floors from 45 to 36.
- It was previously 192.19 metres tall (209.19 AOD) and had 83540.00 sq m of floor space.
- The nickname, "the Walkie Talkie", was coined by this site inspired by stupid monikers other London skyscrapers have.
- In December 2006, the scheme was called in by Ruth Kelly, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, who stated that a tall building would be unsuitable for this site.
08-01-2015 > 20 Fenchurch Street Opens
27-02-2014 > Plans To Solve London Fryscraper
02-08-2012 > Walkie Talkie Hits Halfway Mark
18-06-2012 > Kiln Group Tied With Walkie Talkie
19-10-2010 > Walkie Talkie To Begin Immediately
06-09-2010 > Land Sec Looks To Walkie Talkie Partnership
01-02-2010 > Land Sec Ponders Walkie Talkie Restart
23-12-2008 > Subtle Redesign For The Walkie Talkie
15-05-2008 > Land Sec Hedges Bets On Walkie Talkie
10-07-2007 > 20 Fenchurch Street Approved
15-03-2007 > 20 Fenchurch Street Public Inquiry Continues
07-03-2007 > 20 Fenchurch Street Inquiry Opens
24-11-2006 > 20 Fenchurch Street Called In
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- Sandy Brown Associates
- Rafael Vinoly
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- Blackman Consulting
- Canary Wharf Group
Land Securities PLC
- Facade Access Contractor
- Reef Associates
- Landscape Architect
- Lift Supplier
- Main Contractor
- Laing O'Rourke
- Services Engineer
- Hilson Moran Partnership
- Structural Engineer
- Halcrow Yolles
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