Who built 20 Fenchurch Street?

Rafael Viñoly
20 Fenchurch Street/Architects

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.

How many floors is 20 Fenchurch Street?

Construction was completed in spring 2014, and the three-floor “sky garden” was opened in January 2015. The 38-storey building is 160 m (525 ft) tall….

20 Fenchurch Street
Floor count 37 (plus three-storey “sky garden”)
Floor area Offices: 668,926 square feet (62,100 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Rafael Viñoly

How did the Walkie Talkie building fail?

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 much did it cost to fix the Walkie Talkie building?

If approved, the brise soleil system will take six months to install and cost less than $10 million. The £200 million Walkie Talkie building is currently 64 percent leased, and the developers are awaiting legal confirmation on another 23 percent. The scheduled completion date is in April.

What floor is the Sky Garden on?

43rd floor
The Sky Garden viewing gallery on the 43rd floor of the Walkie Talkie offers panoramic views over London from their foliage-filled atrium. With floor-to-ceiling glass windows, this lush urban jungle provides fantastic views of the famous rooftops of London, with an open-air terrace providing views across the Thames.

Who built the Walkie Talkie building?

20 Fenchurch Street/Architects

What building is the Sky Garden on?

20 Fenchurch Street
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.

How many floors up is the Sky Garden?

35 floors
35 floors up and boasting three storeys of glorious landscaped gardens designed by the acclaimed urban landscapers Gillespies, it serves well as a restorative sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets below.

Did the Shard melt a car?

A new London skyscraper dubbed the “Walkie-Talkie” has been blamed for reflecting light which melted parts of a car parked on a nearby street.

Can I wear trainers to Sky Garden?

For evening bookings from 6pm onward we operate a smart, casual dress code in Darwin Restaurant and Sky Garden Bars. Fenchurch Restaurant operates a stricter dress code and sportswear, hoodies and gym trainers are not permitted here.

Why is the sky garden free?

A commercial skyscraper in the City of London, the actual name of the building is 20 Fenchurch Street. Obviously, it costs to drink and dine at the venue but the garden itself is actually free to the public, as part of an agreement made before planning permission from the building was granted.