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Clarification: 'Walkie Talkie' Tower

The Architects’ Journal has been asked to point out by Canary Wharf Group that they dispute Paul Finch’s opinion published last week that the design of 20 Fenchurch Street was ‘dumbed down,’ or that the company ‘made a mess of’ the “Walkie Talkie” Tower.

They have asked us to make it clear that the original design needed certain modifications to make it workable. Canary Wharf Group also says it was misleading to state that the company and/or its joint venture partner were hiding behind a multiplicity of advisors: Canary Wharf Group, its joint venture partner Land Securities, Rafael Vinoly and all the consultants, contractors and engineers involved worked together to deliver what they believe will be one of the most distinctive buildings in Europe.

The Architects’ Journal is also happy to make clear that there was never any intention to call into question the integrity of Sir George Iacobescu as regards the evidence given at the public inquiry.”

 

 

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