After towers known as the Gherkin, the Cheese Grater and the Walkie Talkie, plans have been unveiled for a brand new 1,000ft skyscraper in London dubbed the Tulip.

If it will get the go-ahead, the constructing would be the tallest within the Metropolis of London and have eight flooring of sights together with a bar, eating places and a “classroom within the sky”.

Guests will have the ability to journey in glass pods rotating on the skin of the constructing for a 360-degree view of the capital.

Plans for a new skyscraper, dubbed The Tulip, have been unveiled


Plans for a brand new skyscraper, dubbed The Tulip, have been unveiled. Pic: DBOX for Fosters and Companions

There may even be viewing galleries that includes sky bridges and inside glass slides.

The challenge has been proposed by architects Foster and Companions and expects to draw a million guests a yr.

Sky bridges will ensure visitors get a unique view of London


The constructing will characteristic sky bridges to view London. Pic: DBOX for Fosters and Companions

Sir Norman Foster mentioned the construction, formed like a bud on high of a 787ft stalk, is “within the spirit of London as a progressive, forward-thinking metropolis”.

“It provides important advantages to Londoners and guests as a cultural and social landmark with unmatched academic sources for future generations,” he added.

Viewing galleries will offer visitors a chance to ride in glass pods on the building's facade


Guests can journey in glass pods on the constructing’s facade. Pic: DBOX for Fosters and Companions

The tower, which might be positioned subsequent to the Gherkin, will embrace an schooling facility providing 20,000 free locations a yr for pupils in London state colleges to show nationwide curriculum matters.

Regardless of its peak being just a few ft decrease than the Shard, designs recommend the Tulip can have a better viewing platform than the UK’s tallest constructing.

A key feature of The Tulip will be a hi-tech education facility at the top


The tower will embrace a ‘classroom within the sky’. Pic: DBOX for Fosters and Companions

If it will get the inexperienced mild from the Metropolis of London Company, the Tulip could be constructed by Bury Avenue Properties – a part of the Brazilian banking billionaire Joseph Safra’s empire which bought the Gherkin in 2014 for greater than £700m.

His son Jacob J Safra mentioned the proposed skyscraper’s “class and delicate power enhances the enduring Gherkin”.

Construction on The Tulip could begin in 2020


Building on The Tulip may start in 2020. Pic: DBOX for Fosters and Companions

“We’re assured in London’s position as a worldwide metropolis and are proud to supply its schoolchildren a state-of-the-art classroom within the sky to understand London’s historical past and dynamism,” he mentioned.

If planning permission is secured, building on the Tulip may start in 2020 with a gap date in 2025.

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