For London: Gherkin, world’s tallest tower
London’s skyline is in for a drastic change, with about 10 new high-rises planned, including what might be the world’s tallest building.
A five year old practice with a number of Norman Foster’s proteges, m3architects, has designed what could be the world’s tallest building. Called Citygate Ecotower, the energy-efficient skyscraper will be submitted for planning review in early 2001 and could be built by 2008. The project will have shops, a hotel and penthouses. At 1,509 feet tall, the Ecotower would exceed the 1,483-foot-tall Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, currently the world’s tallest.
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