SOM’s ‘Cheesegrater 2’ set for green light

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City planners poised to approve 57-storey tower despite host of objections

SOM’s 57-storey tower earmarked for a prime spot in the heart of the City of London has been recommended for approval despite a litany of concerns over its impact on the Tower of London, a grade I-listed synagogue and other historic buildings.

Dubbed “Cheesegrater 2” because of its stylistic similarity and proximity to Rogers Stirk Harbour’s Cheesegrater, the development is formally known as 100 Leadenhall Street and was designed for Hong Kong-based Lai Sun Development’s Frontier Dragon subsidiary.

If approved in its current form, the 263.4m tall Cheesegrater 2 would be the third-highest structure in the Square Mile’s construction pipeline, measuring up at 41m shorter than Eric Parry’s 1 Undershaft and 31m shorter than PLP’s 22 Bishopsgate.

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