New Skyscraper Is Set To Become The City’s Tallest [PICTURES]

Designed by Foster+Partners – the same architectural firm behind the Gherkin – the Tulip will be made from concrete and glass and is destined to become London’s hottest new tourist destination.

Sitting beside the Gherkin, the Tulip will become the City’s tallest skyscraper, and the second tallest building in London, behind the Shard.

Perhaps one of London’s most ambitious ideas (except for these crazy plans that never went ahead, of course), the new building will include a twelve storey glass “bud”, where visitors will be able to walk across glass-floored bridges and ride in round glass gondolas that will rotate around the outside of the building. A great way to see the city, sure, but surely really bloody terrifying?!

There will also be eight floors of viewing platforms, with double decker lifts to take you up to each floor. There’ll also be plenty of bars and restaurants, naturally, along with an education centre (billed as a “classroom in the sky”) that will host 40,000 state school pupils a year.