Sky Garden Atop the Walkie Talkie Skyscraper

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Jan 2015 2:32 pm | Other

The Sky Garden located at the top of the Walkie Talkie skyscraper designed by the architect Rafael Vinoly was is located on 20 Fenchurch Street in London, England and it was recently opened to offer a stunning view of the city skyline with three floors of landscaped vegetation standing underneath a glass dome.

There are several observation decks and even an open air terrace that were all created to ensure a public leisure space which is free for everyone to visit, but the large crowd led to a booking system which is made via the website of the park.

The Gillespies landscape practice took care of the vegetation for the project with several planted terraces that offer Mediterranean and South African species resistant to drought. The structural fins of the tower support the garden and it starts at the 35th floor, opening to a terrace and creating a large portal frame.

 

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