London's newest skyscraper just broke ground - and when it's complete, it will be the tallest residential tower in all of Europe. Designed by Larry Malcic and Christopher Colosimo of HoK, the Spire London takes its inspiration from the nautical history of the area and from the orchid, a flower cultivated in China for more than 3,000 years.
The 67-story Spire London project was launched by Greenland Group, one of China’s largest premium residential developers. The building, which recently broke ground in London, will be 235 meters (771feet) high and will provide unrivaled views of the city. The building will comprise 861 apartments, including luxury suites and duplex penthouses, as well as common garden spaces and five-star amenities such as a spa and club bar.
The lower floors of the development will feature Bronze colored metal detailing meant to reference the tan brickwork dominating the historic buildings located along the perimeter of the dock basin where the tower will sit. The interior design of the tower, expected to be completed in 2020, was entrusted to interior designer Nicola Fontanella of Argent Design.