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    Aerial view of The Tulip by DBOX for Foster + Partners

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    Atrium looking down by DBOX for Foster + Partners

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    The Tulip cluster at dusk by DBOX for Foster + Partners

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    The Tulip education room with children by DBOX for Foster + Partners

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    The Tulip gondola by DBOX for Foster + Partners

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    The Tulip skyline by DBOX for Foster + Partners

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Tulip tower planned for London

Jo Smit
28 Nov 2018

The City of London could have a new landmark, if plans to create a new cultural and tourist attraction, called The Tulip, win the backing of the planners. The 300 metre tall viewing tower - designed by Foster + Partners and brought forward by J Safra Group - draws its name from its elongated bud-like form.

The proposed tower is topped by viewing galleries, offering visitors the chance to tour sky bridges, internal glass slides and gondola pod rides. The structure’s top also incorporates educational space.

Norman Foster, founder and executive chairman, Foster + Partners said of the design: “The Tulip is in the spirit of London as a progressive, forward-thinking city. It offers significant benefits to Londoners and visitors as a cultural and social landmark with unmatched educational resources for future generations.”

If the scheme wins planning approval, construction could begin in 2020, with completion projected for 2025.

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