5. The Leaden Hall Building
The Leaden Hall Building, also known as the “cheese grater”, stands tall at 737 ft. This amazing feat of modern technology was the first ever prefabricated skyscraper assembled in a small space.
One of the most cutting edge and ambitious products to take place in downtown London in decades, the distinctive triangular shape is 52-storeys tall and incorporates 75,000 sq. ft. of glass. It was built in this new fashion as they had to build with no storage space.
This was solved by the means of a steel exoskeleton. All the creation work was done 200 miles away in northern England. It only took 26 months to complete because of this new construction style—it was built like a big jigsaw puzzle.
he elevator has a wonderful view of London’s skyline and it is one of the tallest buildings in London. The peculiar shape was designed not to obstruct views of St. Paul’s Cathedral.