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KPF celebrates Pinnacle Tower restart

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Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) chairman Gene Kohn has described his ‘delight’ at news construction of the 300m-tall Pinnacle skyscraper in London is set to resume

The £1.5 billion KPF project stalled earlier this year shortly after its foundations were poured. But the so-called Helter Skelter is now on track to complete in 2014 following a financing deal by developer Arab Investments.

Kohn said: ‘KPF is clearly delighted that the final phase of construction works has been agreed for The Pinnacle.

‘This unique building is not only an important addition to the skyline of London forming the apex of the emerging cluster of tall buildings in the City, but will also make a significant contribution to the City’s public realm - at street level linking key pedestrian walkways and, at the top of the building, providing unrivalled views from its viewing platform - and provide high-specification offices to suit a variety of leading international companies.’

Khalid Affara, Arab Investments managing director added: ‘The Pinnacle No1 Ltd has today agreed with Brookfield to commence the final phase of construction works at the end of June to enable delivery of the City’s tallest building by 2014.’

In April last year KPF announced plans to build a viewing platform at the top of the 64-storey tower. The peak will contain a triple-level restaurant and a five-floor-high public mezzanine featuring relics from the Museum of London.

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