London could be about to get a new 1,000 foot glass skyscraper!

A new skyscraper named ‘The Tulip’ is set to become the larger to tower over the City of London!

Designed by the same architectural firm behind the Gherkin, Foster+Partners, the Tulip will be made from concrete and glass and it’s hoping to become the next tourist hot spot.

Popping up by the Gherkin, the Tulip will become London’s tallest skyscraper, and the second tallest building in London, just behind the Shard.

The new building will include a twelve storey glass “bud”, where visitors will be able to walk across glass-floored bridges and ride in round glass gondolas that will rotate around the outside of the building.

There will also be eight floors of viewing platforms, with huge double decker lifts to take you up to each floor.

Plans are being submitted today and, if all goes ahead, the building will be just one foot taller than Eric Parry’s One Undershaft that is currently being built nearby.

If all gets approved work on the Tulip could start in 2020, with an opening in 2025.

Alfie Green
Alfie Green

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