The tower’s distinctive tapering form – designed to protect views of St Paul’s Cathedral from Fleet Street - will make a dynamic addition to the City of London’s skyline.
The rectangular floor plates are unencumbered by internal columns and the building’s services are contained within a separate structural element to maximise net floor space.
The base of the tower will form a six-storey enclosed public space with shops, cafes and restaurants. via New London Architecture.
The Leadenhall Tower will be 224.5 metres high, the tallest building in the City by a long way, and has (perhaps a tad unfairly) been likened to a cheesegrater in appearance. Architectural merits aside, the key concern over the building is the effect it might have on the setting of St. Paul's cathedral, the dominance of which is increasingly threatened by the emerging cluster of tall buildings in the City, and on the setting of Sir William Tite's magnificent Royal Exchange. via SAVE BRITAINS HERITAGE
Spindleby Dustin Shuler, 1989 The automobile, the computer, and the television are the three technological wonders of the Twentieth Century that have most profoundly influenced our culture.
Artist Dustin Shuler, with his finger on the pulse of the Twentieth Century, has chosen the automobile as the subject matter of his art.Spindle lifts the auto out of its ordinary place, and by relocating it as we've never seen before causes us to look again -- to question its priority and importance in our daily living. Is it an object for veneration? If so, should it be? Dustin Shuler was born in 1948 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and now lives and works in the Los Angeles area. He has auto works in the de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, California; the Department of Motor Vehicles of the State of California in San Jose; and at the San Francisco Parking Authority in San Francisco, California.
Further models of Palm development in Dubai, unlike anything you've ever seen. Reclaimed from the seabed there sre 3 PALM islands and a WORLD island.
The Palm, Jebel Ali will add a new twist to the Palm concept - Waterhomes built on stilts forming a 12km chain between the Fronds and the Crescent and spelling out a verse from an Arabic poem written by HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defense Minister.
See PALM website. Especially check out their Interactive map for a complete overview of the development.