London mayor will not allow Tulip skyscraper to bloom
Plans for a new London skyscraper dubbed the Tulip have been turned down by London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
The proposed development, on land at 20 Bury Street, would have become the second tallest building in Western Europe after the Shard and stood at 305.3 metres high.
The City of London Corporation rubber stamped an application from Brazil's J Safra Group and Foster + Partners for the development in April, but Mr Khan said the Tulip would not "constitute the high standard of design required for a tall building in this location".
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Supporters of the animal welfare organisation Peta have demonstrated outsideSomerset House in central London, protesting against the killing of animals tomake shoes and bags, at London Fashion Week. It comes as the charity claimsthat conservation experts warn that the trade in exotic skins risks fuellingthe spread of diseases like Covid-19. British brands such as Mulberry,Victoria Beckham, and Vivienne Westwood are all free from exotic skins, whilea few labels, such as Burberry, continue to use them.
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