The 37-storey, 160 m (525 ft) tall commercial skyscraper is as infamous as it is distinctive. Known universally as the Walkie-Talkie building due to its unique shape, 20 Fenchurch Street was designed by Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly and completed in May 2014.

Advertised as ‘The Building with More Up Top’, the Walkie-Talkie features a stunning top-heavy profile, whereby the upper floors are wider than those below it. This allows for 60% more lettable office space on the 34th floor than on the fourth. At the very top, uninterrupted 360° views across the city can be enjoyed from London’s highest public garden – the Sky Garden – which spans the top three floors and offers landscaped horticulture, viewing decks and an open-air terrace.

Our involvement:

  • We were tasked with undertaking the erection and subsequent dismantling of two cranes in the core of the structure.

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Photo credits

Cheesegrater and Walkie Talkie

Walkie Talkie building, London

20 Fenchurch Street