What building is the Sky Garden?
20 Fenchurch Street
HISTORY. Sky Garden is located in 20 Fenchurch Street – designed in 2004 by world-renowned Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly. With his distinctive design, the building is stunning on an aesthetic level – incorporating expansive sheets of glass, and growing larger as the eye travels upwards.
What is the Sky Garden building used for?
Rising majestically from its base in the City of London, 20 Fenchurch Street is a unique office block that hosts the Sky Garden restaurants and bars over its top floors. Opened in 2014, the 34-floor building was designed by Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly and cost more than £200 million to build.
What is wrong with the Walkie Talkie building?
Walkie Talkie Tower, London In July, the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph reported that the building was creating a wind tunnel that blew down shop signs and swept pedestrians off their feet. In 2013, the building’s south-facing wall reflected sunlight onto the streets below, melting a car’s bodywork.
How many floors does the Sky Garden have?
The 34-storey building is 160 metres tall and it is the fifth tallest building in the City of London and the 13th tallest in London. It has a distinctive shape which has a top-heavy form that seems to be bursting upward and outward.
How much did it cost to build the Sky Garden?
Since July 2017, the building has been owned by Lee Kum Kee Groups. Designed by architect Rafael Viñoly and costing over £200 million, 20 Fenchurch Street features a highly distinctive top-heavy form which appears to burst upward and outward.
What are some of the reasons the London Walkie Talkie building has been so ridiculed?
Rafael Viñoly’s Walkie Talkie skyscraper in London has once again become a subject of controversy, following reports that its curved facade is channelling gusts of wind strong enough to knock people over.
How far in advance can you book sky garden?
three weeks in
Visiting the Sky Garden is free but spaces are limited. Visits must be booked in advance through this site, and can be made up to three weeks in advance.
Can you wear jeans to sky garden?
Absolutely not. Whatever you are wearing is fine for the viewing balcony anyway. It’s rare for anywhere in London to insist on any dress code but you’d probably feel less conspicuous in a top end restaurant if you were wearing a shirt and trousers rather than jeans.