One Blackfriars

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One Blackfriars (left) with The Shard (centre), and South Bank Tower (right) from Waterloo Bridge.

One Blackfriars is a skyscraper in London located at No. 1 Blackfriars Road in Bankside. It has 52 floors and 274 apartments, a hotel and retail shops.[1] The building is 170 metres (560 ft) tall. It is also known as The Vase or The Boomerang due to its shape.[2][3]

Design[change | change source]

The shape was inspired by the shape of glass vase Lansetti designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1952.[4]

Construction[change | change source]

Construction of the tower started in 2013. It includes 13 studio houses, 78 one bedroom houses, 120 two bedroom houses, 56 three bedroom houses, 6 four bedroom houses and 1 three apartment house. The tower was finished in 2019.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "One Blackfriars | New Apartments in Southwark | St George". Berkeley Group. Retrieved 2020-12-27.
  2. White, Anna (2016-11-19). "One Blackfriars: an exclusive look inside the Vase, London's newest skyscraper". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2020-12-27.
  3. "The Boomerang, London's Newest Oddly Named Skyscraper, Rising High". Londonist. 2016-04-12. Retrieved 2020-12-27.
  4. "Lansetti II". metmuseum.org. Retrieved 2020-12-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "One Blackfriars - The Skyscraper Center". www.skyscrapercenter.com. Retrieved 2020-12-27.