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1 Undershaft: London's Latest Skyscraper

A first look at the new building that's set to become the City's tallest

Eric Parry Architects has unveiled plans for a 73-storey development at 1 Undershaft. The new structure, which has been commissioned by Singapore-based Aroland Holdings, will rise to 309.6 metres, towering over a new cluster of skyscrapers in the Square Mile. 

1 Undershaft will be exactly the same height as The Shard, which is the maximum height allowed by the Civil Aviation Authority.

The proposal also details plans for a large public square at the base of the tower and a free public viewing gallery, education centre and restaurant at the top.

This follows the announced planning approval of 22 Bishopsgate, the 62-storey reworked Pinnacle skyscraper (which can be glimpsed here, behind 1 Undershaft), which was abandoned four years ago.

A planning application for 1 Undershaft will be submitted to the City of London Corporation early this year.