London’s Lexington

A slender skyscraper in London’s Islington has just been completed and is now the tallest tower in the borough.

The 117-metre-tall Lexicon is intended as a new icon for the Islington area, just north of the City of London. The 36-storey tower, designed by Squire and Partners and later detailed by SOM, features curved corners and a slanted roof that slices through the upper floors to create sun-drenched terraces.

The top-heavy tower rises from a narrow plot to open out at its roof, providing space for 300 apartments, shops and restaurants, as well as a five-storey penthouse apartment with 360-degree views from every level.

An innovative glass curtain surrounding the structure and glass channels set within a ventilated cavity allow for unobstructed views of London’s skyline. The 360-degree views, paired with landscaped courtyards and generous balconies looking onto the Regent Canal and City Road Basin, give the Lexicon an open, airy feel, despite its central location.

You can find out more about the Lexicon here.

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