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First Look At Three Spires

This night-time image is the first publicly available rendering of what could be the tallest residential project in Britain, Three Spires.

For the bearings of the view, it shows the tallest of what will be three residential towers. Situated on the westernmost part of the site, it can be easily identified thanks not only to the City of London viewable in the background to the north, but also due to Wolfson House on the far left that is part of the Guy's Hospital complex.

Developed by the Sellar Property Group who are currently leading the rising Shard, they are designed by Tate Modern architects Herzog + de Meuron as a visually complimentary piece to what will be London's first supertall tower with glistening glass facades wrapping the slender geometric shapes. They are, in effect, slivers of glass tapering sharply at their peaks.

The towers are massed to sit along part of St Thomas Street from west to east, with the tallest one believed to be about 260 metres in height in the centre of the site, followed by one of perhaps 210 metres to the west overlooking Melior Street, and the shortest one (not pictured) to the east bounded by Vinegar Yard approximately the height of Guy's Hospital.

The project as it stands has yet to be submitted for planning permission, and with a new round of planning consultations soon to begin, it is to be stressed that these images may not show the project in its most recent incarnation. What you see here may not be what you finally get.

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Three Spires, London
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