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One Blackfriars, The Shard and South Bank Tower - from Waterloo Bridge - 2019-01-04 - Afternoon
One Blackfriars (left) with The Shard (centre), and South Bank Tower (right) from Waterloo Bridge.

One Blackfriars is a skyscraper in London located at No. 1 Blackfriars Road in Bankside. It has 52 floors and 274 apartments, a hotel and retail shops. The building is 170 metres (560 ft) tall. It is also known as The Vase or The Boomerang due to its shape.


The shape was inspired by the shape of glass vase Lansetti designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1952.


Construction of the tower started in 2013. It includes 13 studio houses, 78 one bedroom houses, 120 two bedroom houses, 56 three bedroom houses, 6 four bedroom houses and 1 three apartment house. The tower was finished in 2019.

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