From our pictures files 1999: Reach for the Sky

Richmond and Twickenham Times: From our pictures files 1999: Reach for the Sky From our pictures files 1999: Reach for the Sky

Remember this dramatic image from ten years ago. Plans - which never got off the ground - were unveiled to build one of London’s tallest buildings in the heart of Chiswick. The futuristic office block would be called The Pinnacle and take four years and £75 million to build. The glass and steel structure would soar 141 metres above the Chiswick Roundabout, making it nearly as tall as the Telecom Tower. Developers London and Bath estates hoped to fill it with small and medium sized firms looking for their first base in the UK. Specs were: thirty storeys above ground level; accommodation for more than 1,000 workers; parking for 200 cars and a public viewing gallery and restaurant. Landscaped gardens and a large sculpture would complete the picture.

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