An attempt to build the tallest building in Western Europe on top of one of the busiest stations in London. The 306 m high iconic tower has redefined the London skyline and is already an international symbol for London. The tower is described as a ‘vertical city’, with 25 floors of office space, three floors of restaurants, a 17-storey hotel, 13 floors of apartments and a triple height public viewing gallery as well as a near open-air viewing floor on level 72. The slender, pyramidal form of the tower is crowned with a steel-framed pinnacle clad with shards of glass designed to blend into the sky.