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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th January 1906 Born today: Diana Winyard, London, actress (Cavalcade)
16th January 1794 Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline and Fall), dies in London at 56
16th January 1759 British Museum opens 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.