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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: The tower has an 18,000t steel exeskeleton

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