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The Corporation of London's Court of Common Council last week gave planning permission for Kohn Pedersen Fox's controversial Heron Tower - which will be the tallest building in the Square Mile. The 222m scheme to be built at Bishopsgate is, however, still subject to a section 106 agreement and the directions of the secretary of state and mayor of London. Planning and Transportation Committee chairman Graham Forbes said the 'objective was to keep the City's position as the world's leading international financial centre through providing suitable office space while maintaining the attractive character of the Square Mile'.

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