I’ve been following the progress of the new highrise development at 20 Fenchurch Street aka the ‘Walkie Talkie’ building for some time having almost been employed to work on the project a few years back. This was just before it was mothballed for a few years. I spent a couple of months working just South of Tower Bridge recently and have been impressed by the speed the steelwork is going up – and by how big the concrete core is. Earlier in the week I passed by so took some photos.
I have to admit to not particularly liking the shape of the building as seen in the artists / architects impressions but I am beginning to be won over. This is partly as no-one much (especially not me) will ever look at the building from above to see it in its full glory and from ground level it looks a lot less ‘odd’.
Coincidentally Mr @Ianvisits payed a visit to the site on the same day I think as I was photographing from the street. He – the jammy so-and-so – was able to see it close up and see the view from the top. You can read his blog about that visit and see his photos here. I’ve included a few of my photos below and you can link to an album of more photos here.