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Height: Occupied
139.1 m / 457 ft
 
Height: To Tip
160.1 m / 525 ft
Height: Architectural
160.1 m / 525 ft
 
20 Fenchurch Outline
Floors Above Ground
36
Floors Below Ground
2
# of Elevators
16
Top Elevator Speed
6 m/s
Tower GFA
104,516 m² / 1,125,001 ft²

Facts

Official Name 20 Fenchurch
Other Names The Walkie Talkie, 13-23 Fenchurch Street
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United Kingdom
City London
Street Address & Map 20 Fenchurch Street
Postal Code EC3M 4BA
Building Function office
Structural Material steel/concrete
Energy Label BREEAM Excellent
Proposed 2004
Construction Start 2009
Completion 2014
Official Website 20 Fenchurch Street
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Regional Ranking #126 Tallest in Europe
National Ranking #13 Tallest in United Kingdom
City Ranking #12 Tallest in London

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Land Securities PLC; Canary Wharf Group
Architect
Design Rafael Viñoly Architects
Architect of Record Adamson Associates
Structural Engineer
Design Halcrow Yolles
MEP Engineer
Design Hilson Moran Partnership Ltd.
Main Contractor Canary Wharf Contractors
Other Consultant
• Cost Alinea Consulting
Façade Permasteelisa Group
• Landscape Gillespies
Material Supplier
• Elevator KONE
• Façade Maintenance Equipment CoxGomyl
• Sealants Sika Services AG

CTBUH Initiatives

Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015
17 Sep 2015 – Tour Report

Inaugural Japan Symposium Rises to the Occasion in Tokyo
22 May 2015 – Event Report

Seven Cities Winter Spaces Walking Tour
29 Jan 2015 – Tour Report

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Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015
17 Sep 2015 – Tour Report
The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized guided walking tours of 16 cities around the globe, focusing on urban habitats around tall buildings.
Inaugural Japan Symposium Rises to the Occasion in Tokyo
22 May 2015, Tokyo – Event Report
CTBUH held its inaugural Japan Symposium at the Academy Hills lecture hall of the Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills, bringing together leading experts
Seven Cities Winter Spaces Walking Tour
29 Jan 2015 – Tour Report
The new CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized a highly successful Winter Spaces Walking Tour in seven cities around the world.
20 Fenchurch Technical Tour Report
13 Jun 2013, London – Tour Report
Set to complete in 2014, 20 Fenchurch Street is already a feature of the London skyline. The 38-story, 177-meter tower has been nicknamed “The Walkie Talkie” because of its distinctive shape.
London Report: Bucking a Western Trend?
Jul 2011, London – Tour Report
Executive Director Antony Wood visited the UK in July for the inaugural meeting of a future CTBUH UK Chapter and other endeavors.

Global News

City of London Planners Explore Skyscraper Cluster Expansion Plan
8 Jul 2016 – City of London planners are looking at whether the…

Building Design Magazine Bestows Notorious Award to London’s Walkie Talkie
2 Sep 2015 – A City of London skyscraper, nicknamed the Walkie…

Walkie Talkie Wind Complaints Prompt City Clampdown
8 Jul 2015 – Concerns about strong winds at the bottom of 20…

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City of London Planners Explore Skyscraper Cluster Expansion Plan
8 Jul 2016
City of London planners are looking at whether the visual impact of Rafael Viñoly’s 20 Fenchurch – also known as the Walkie Talkie – could be reduced by extending the…
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Building Design Magazine Bestows Notorious Award to London’s Walkie Talkie
2 Sep 2015
A City of London skyscraper, nicknamed the Walkie Talkie and officially known as 20 Fenchurch Street, has won the annual Carbuncle Cup, awarded by Building Design…
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Walkie Talkie Wind Complaints Prompt City Clampdown
8 Jul 2015
Concerns about strong winds at the bottom of 20 Fenchurch Street, which were not predicted at the planning stage, have prompted the City of London to start demanding…
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London’s Walkie Talkie Skygarden Opens Amid Controversy
8 Jan 2015
The long-awaited Skygarden in Rafael Vinoly’s Walkie Talkie building in the City of London has opened to the public. But the result has already taken a drubbing from…
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London’s Walkie Talkie Tower Covered With Sunshade to Tame “Death Ray” Glare
22 Aug 2014
The entire south side of the 500-foot (152-meter) tower at 20 Fenchurch Street has been covered with black netting to reduce the glare caused by its unique facade…
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Fix for London’s Walkie Talkie to Begin This Month
19 May 2014
Work to alter Rafael Viñoly Architects‘ 20 Fenchurch Street – first called the “Walkie Talkie” due to its unusual shape, and then the “Walkie Scorchie” after it created a…
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Solution Planned for Walkie Scorchie's Rays
13 Feb 2014
The owners of 20 Fenchurch, more recently known as “the Walkie-Scorchie” because of its ability to bend and concentrate light toward the street below, have proposed a…
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Solution Close for Walkie Scorchie
19 Nov 2013
Land Securities is close to solving the incendiary solar glare problem for the Walkie Talkie, its landmark 37-story glass office block in the City of London. The…
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Walkie Talkie Glare May be Melting Neighboring Vehicles
3 Sep 2013
Rafael Viñoly's Walkie Talkie skyscraper at 20 Fenchurch is reflecting light intense enough to melt cars, according to a series of recent reports. Claims surfaced over…
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20 Fenchurch Half-Let
18 Jul 2013
More than half of the office space in London's 20 Fenchurch Street (the Walkie Talkie) has been pre-let, nine months before its scheduled completion, according to the…
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Walkie Talkie Building Clinches Another Tenant
8 Nov 2012
London's Walkie Talkie building has signed Lloyd’s of London syndicate Ascot as its newest tenant. The 38-story skyscraper, which is owned by British company Land…

Videos

CTBUH Video Interview – Claude Bojer Godefroy
17 Oct 2016 – Claude Bojer Godefroy, Henning Larsen Architects

Building Maintenance Units on 20 Fenchurch, London
13 Jan 2016 – CoxGomyl

Interview: Cormac MacCrann
27 Oct 2015 – Cormac MacCrann, Canary Wharf Group

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CTBUH Video Interview – Claude Bojer Godefroy
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Claude Bojer Godefroy, Henning Larsen Architects
Claude Bojer Godefroy of Henning Larsen Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Claude discusses the design process for…
Building Maintenance Units on 20 Fenchurch, London
13 Jan 2016 – Other Videos; CoxGomyl
This video shows the impressive solution devised by CoxGomyl to install Building Maintenance Units (BMUs) to maintain the facade on this distinctive curved structure…
Interview: Cormac MacCrann
27 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Cormac MacCrann, Canary Wharf Group
Cormac MacCrann of Canary Wharf Group is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Cormac discusses about the…
Challenges and Benefits of Integrating Public Space into Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects
The integration of publicly accessible amenities into tall buildings is a desirable approach to expand the use of a given building to ever-broader segments of the…
Interview: 20 Fenchurch
12 Jun 2013 – 2013 London Conference Interviews; Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects
Rafael Viñoly of Rafael Viñoly Architects is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2013 CTBUH London Conference at The Brewery, London. Rafael talks about Battery Park…
Breaking the Mold while Embracing Context in Historic Cities
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects
The pieces of architecture which we place in cities are not singular objects but parts of a greater whole – which, once existing, will either function well in their…
Interview: Building Systems
11 Jun 2013 – 2013 London Conference Interviews; Vince Ugarow, Hilson Moran
Vince Ugarow of Hilson Moran is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2013 CTBUH London Conference at The Brewery, London. Vince talks about building systems including…
Matching Occupier and Landlord Needs: Supply and Demand in Tall Buildings
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Nigel Biggs & Nigel Smith, CBRE
As employee habits increasingly change and alternative workplace solutions become a reality, what do tenants want from their tall buildings and how is this affecting…

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Research Papers

20 Fenchurch Street, London, UK
Jan 2017 – Corporate Publication

Challenges and Benefits of Integrating Public Space into Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City

The Promise of Public Realm: Urban Spaces in the Skyscraper City
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City

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20 Fenchurch Street, London, UK
Jan 2017 – Corporate Publication
20 Fenchurch Street, located in the financial district of the City of London, was designed by architect Rafael Viñoly. The building has been nicknamed the 'Walkie Talkie…
Challenges and Benefits of Integrating Public Space into Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Rafael Viñoly, Charles Blomberg & Marcos Blanes, Rafael Viñoly Architects
The integration of publicly accessible amenities into tall buildings is a desirable approach to expand the use of a given building to ever-broader segments of the…
The Promise of Public Realm: Urban Spaces in the Skyscraper City
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Stephan Reinke, Stephan Reinke Architects
This paper will reveal the importance of integrating the Ground Plane, Mid-Level and Rooftop Urban Public Spaces in the City. We will explore the NYLON New York/London…
The Economics of Supertall Towers
Nov 2007 – CTBUH Wiley Tal Journal, 2007; Watts, Steve ; Kalita, Neal and Maclean, Michael
This paper addresses global economic factors infl uencing the decisions leading to the development of super-tall towers, including population growth and urbanization,…

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