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Two considerations dominated the deliberations of Skidmore Owings & Merrill's design team when it started work in late 1997. The first was to maximise the development potential of the awkward site. 'The original 1980s proposals were effectively limited to three storeys by the very long spans needed to clear the rail lines on the western side of the site,' SOM associate director Graham Wiseman explains.