Mark Mason

Why the Square Mile beats Canary Wharf

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Horizon 22, the viewing platform from 22 Bishopsgate (Getty Images)

When a building’s construction requires the closure of a nearby airport, you know that the building is tall. But that’s the thing about the Square Mile at the moment – it’s so successful that the only way is up.

The cranes on 22 Bishopsgate (rather than the building itself) reached such a height, as the skyscraper neared completion, that they exceeded the permitted limit for City Airport, meaning that for a few short periods the airport had to halt flights.

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