Wow Factor at the Walkie Talkie
You may know it as the Walkie-Talkie, a 35-storey office block designed by Rafael Vinoly, the 70-year-old Uruguayan architect who has created one of the most-talked about modern buildings in the City. Its unique shape is either loved or loathed depending on your views about the way London’s skyline is changing.
There are, however, many who will praise the Sky Garden on the very top, an imaginative, exciting multi-level viewing platform with an exotic, tropical garden, a coffee and cocktail bar, a fish restaurant and 360 degree views of the capital below. As you step out of the lift there you are admiring an multi-level viewing area inside and spectacular views across London which certainly have the wow factor. .
Unlike its taller rival across the river, the Shard, a visit to the Sky Garden on top of 20, Fenchurch Street, Walkie Talkie’s official address, is free although you have to book ahead by selecting a day and time slot on-line. The man from Montevideo will surely win more international acclaim for this extraordinary vision of 21st century architecture