Rogers’ Cheesegrater becomes tallest building in City of London
Topping out ceremony was attended by Boris Johnson
Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners’ Leadenhall Building in the City of London topped out yesterday, making it the tallest tower in the Square Mile.
The building was designed by Graham Stirk, partner at the practice. The distinctive tapered profile is designed to protect the sight line of St Paul’s Cathedral.
The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “The Leadenhall Building is the latest landmark to grace London’s iconic skyline, demonstrating our city’s ability to design and construct world-class architecture.
“This ambitious project has created jobs in London and elsewhere across the UK supporting great British manufacturing all over the country. The building’s soaring pinnacle symbolises the confidence in London’s status as a global centre of finance and trade.”
The building is owned by a 50:50 joint venture between British Land and Oxford Properties and is being constructed by main contractor Laing O’Rourke.
Work is due to complete in summer 2014.