20 Fenchurch—Special Structures
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20 Fenchurch Street—Special Structures
Architect: Rafael Viñoly Architects
Client: Canary Wharf Contractors Ltd.
Project Type: Structural Engineering
Attribution: Crispin Howes*
The curved form of this 160m commercial tower, designed by Rafael Vinoly Architects, tapers elegantly outward from a small footprint. Above the office floor is a spectacular public SkyGarden offering panoramic views to the north over the city of London and to south over the Thames. The enclosure for the SkyGarden series of doubly-curved steel portal frames which span the full distance of the floor plate and are a continuation of the building’s signature fin expression. Glass panels enclose the zones between the portals and a 15m tall curved glass walls at the north and south ends are suspended from the roof portals above.
*Project delivered by Principal prior to joining PICCO