31 Jul '17, 8pm

London's Walkie Talkie is sold to Hong Kong soy sauce maker for 1.3 billion pounds

London's Walkie Talkie is sold to Hong Kong soy sauce maker for 1.3 billion pounds

And why is this on TreeHugger? Because there are so many stories to tell about this buiding. This TreeHugger has been obsessed with London’s Walkie Talkie building, properly known as 20 Fenchurch Street. I explained my reasoning previously: So why is this on TreeHugger? Because we keep talking about the importance of cities, and how we have to make them better, and that a good pedestrian experience is critical. This building alternately fries the public , blows them off their feet and cheats them out of promised public amenities . And did I mention it's bloated, top-heavy and just plain ugly. Lloyd Alter/ Lower level sky garden/CC BY 2.0 And as awful as it is, it has now been sold for a record-breaking 1.3 billion pounds , (US$ 1.715 billion). Lloyd Alter/ north plaza/CC BY 2.0 There are so many lessons to learn from this building, from the so-called public space that feel...

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