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Plans for the next Petronas- in Plymouth - images

A Plymouth architect has made the outrageous claim that a 24-storey tower proposed for the city will soon be compared to the Petronas Tower in Kuala Lumpur and the Sears Tower in Chicago.

There can be little doubt that the Architects Design Group (ADG) believes that its 24-storey proposal ( above left) has significant design merit.

'The- project could become a landmark for the city, taking its place globally alongside other instantly recognisable markers such as Kuala Lumpur's Petronas Towers and the Sears Tower in Chicago,' the practice said.

The world-famous Petronas ( above right) comes in at 88 storeys high, while the Sears ( above middle) has 110.

The practice also claimed that the wedge-shaped tower 'harks back' to New York's Flatiron building, built in 1902, which is one of the earliest and most distinctive skyscrapers.

ADG Director Marc Nash said: 'We hope that our visionary work will be welcomed by Plymouth City Council planners, having always believed that it fits in superbly with the ambitious Mackay vision for the city.

'This is an exciting time for Plymouth - a time to be bold, forward thinking and to make a statement.

'There is an architectural design movement towards skyscrapers that we are seeing around the world, being led by Asian countries and the Middle East. Plymouth has the potential to become an iconic skyline for the UK,' he added.

by Ed Dorrell

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