London's Newest Skyscraper Is Pre-Fab

By the end of Septemeber 2014, the tallest skyscraper in London was opened to the public. The Leadenhall Building stands 225 m tall and is located in City of London financial district. The building is dubbed the "Cheesegrater" because of its unique sloped shape. The tower is a feat of engineering: almost 80 percent of the construction was prefabricated in the north of England and shipped in the middle of the night.

The tower comes amid a building boom in London stoked by demand for office and residential space. Seven towers are due to be completed in the next two years, with 230 skyscrapers in the pipeline for the next decade. Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde got a sneak peek, watch the video here

 

 

 

 

Source: Bloomberg
Photography: CPA

 

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