The ‘can of ham’, like it or loath it?

A new skyscraper dubbed the ‘can of ham’ because of its distinctive shape is set to to be built in the City. An application has been submitted by developer Targetfollow for the unusually shaped proposed property at 60-70 St Mary Axe, EC3, and would house a groundscaper office scheme. The plans have been carefully adjusted, after the initial desire to build a 40 storey high tower block was scrapped due to concerns surrounding restricted lines of sight in London and protection of historic landmarks.

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The proposed exterior is likely to incorporate vertical steel fins to deflect sunlight and solar panels hidden within the cladding to make the property more energy efficient

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What are your views on London’s latest proposed building?

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