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The Beatles take London
The Beatles take London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th January 1964 Born today: Victoria Sellers, London England, actress (Crime Zone, Warlords)

20th January 1883 Betram Home Ramsay, Dunkirk Naval Strategist, was born in London.

20th January 1843 Born today: Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London)

20th January 1779 Actor David Garrick sadly passed away at The Adelphi buildings.

20th January 1382 King Richard II of England was married to Anne of Bohemia in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

20th January 1265 First English Parliament summoned by non-royal command (The Earl of Leicester) met in Westminster Hall.go to related location

The Helter-Skelter



The Helter-Skelter

A massive new skyscraper in the city with organic curves.

Location: 22-24 Bishopsgate

Description: The Pinnacle, also known as The Bishopsgate Tower and The Helter-Skelter, is a 288m, 63-storey skyscraper currently under construction by architects Kohn Pedersen Fox.

When topped out at the end of 2012, it will become the tallest building in the City of London and the second tallest building in both the United Kingdom and the European Union, after the 310m Shard.

The upper floors will contain restaurants and the highest viewing deck in the UK accessible to the public.

It will contain more solar panelling than any other building in the UK, with 2,000 square metres of photovoltaic solar cells, generating up to 200 kilowatts of electricity. Like 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin), it will have a double-skin allowing it to respond dynamically to climatic changes and to utilise effective climate control with low energy consumption.

To drive construction costs down, every single panel on the tower will be of exactly the same size.

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The Helter-Skelter

A massive new skyscraper in the city with organic curves.


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