The Tulip Tower Permission Rejected

Historic England welcomes the news that The Tulip has been refused permission by the Mayor of London.

We have long been of the opinion that this is the wrong building in the wrong place. We advised that its height and design – essentially a tall lift shaft with a bulge on top – would cause permanent and irreversible damage to the setting of the Tower of London, and in turn, the image and identity of the capital.

We are particularly pleased that the Mayor recognised the building would result in harm to London’s skyline and impact views of the nearby Tower of London World Heritage Site. This building did not justify harming London’s precious and irreplaceable heritage.

Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive of Historic England, previously appealed directly to the City of London planning committee to turn down the Tulip developer’s application.

15 July 2019

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