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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
13th December 1951 Margaret Thatcher weds businessman Denis Thatcher at Wesley's Chapel.
13th December 1923 Gangster 'Mad' Frankie Fraser was born in Lambeth, London.
13th December 1919 Ross and Smith land in Australia from a flight from London
13th December 1823 Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini arrives in London.
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.