The tower a 1 Undershaft , now nicknamed the Trellis for its visible structural steel cross-bracing , would take the title of the square mile’s tallest skyscraper , if built.
Next week the City of London Corporation’s planning and transportation committee are expected to rubber stamp the project following the chief planners recommendation for approval.
Singapore-based developers Aroland Holdings commissioned architect Eric Parry to design the 73-storey landmark building.
It will rise to 305m , just above the recently approved 22 Bishopsgate tower at 278m , but a few metres below the Shard’s tallest steelwork point in London Bridge.
The 90,000 sq m building would be able to accommodate 10,000 people and boast a viewing platform higher than that of the Shard , and London’s highest public sky restaurant.