Tallest skyscraper planned for London

London mayor Ken Livingstone says the tallest skyscraper planned for the capital will be "an appropriate addition to the skyline" after English Heritage voiced its opposition to the scheme. Livingstone said that the DIFA tower at Bishopsgate will complement other existing and proposed tall buildings without having an impact on strategic and protected views across the capital. English Heritage rejected the first design by architects Helmut Jahn, arguing that it would disrupt the view from Fleet Street to St Paul's Cathedral. An updated proposal will go before the Corporation of London next spring.


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