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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th June 1942 Born today: Mick Fleetwood, London, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way)
24th June 1717 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London
24th June 1509 The Coronation of Henry VIII in Westminster Abbey.
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.