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Cheesegrater topped out in City of London

Laing O’Rourke topped out the 225m-tall Cheesegrater skyscraper in central London this week. London Mayor Boris Johnson attended the ceremony which marked the completion of the highest point of the £340M City landmark.

Designed by Richard Rogers for clients British Land and Oxford Properties, the wedge-shaped tower, officially called The Leadenhall Building, has an 18,000t steel exoskeleton held together with “megabolts” - bolts that are more often used in offshore oil exploration platforms and in bridges. The cores, basements and services for the 52 storey skyscraper, were all constructed off site.

Cheesegrater

Cheesegrater: The tower has an 18,000t steel exeskeleton

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