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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th October 1960 In Britain, News Chronicle and Daily Mail merge, and London Evening Star merges with Evening News
18th October 1950 Born today: Sheila White, London England, actress (I Claudius)
The Walkie Talkie
The disctinctive new Fenchurch Street skyscraper.
Location: 20 Fenchurch Street, EC3M
Description: The Walkie Talkie is a 200m+, 160 metre, 36-storey skyscraper currently under construction in the City. It has been designed by the Uruguayan born architect Rafael Violy and will feature a highly distinctive, top-heavy form which appears to burst upward and outward.
The top floor will be open to the public and feature a large viewing deck and sky gardens.
It replaces a previous Land Securities 25 storey tower which was 91m (299 ft) tall.