Construction work has begun on the proposed 37-storey Walkie Talkie tower in London, England.
The 64,104m² building designed by Rafael Viñoly will provide office space with each floor offering 360° views, topped by a public sky garden.
Piling for the building will start this week with completion to ground floor planned for February 2012 and final completion anticipated in early 2014.
Land Securities and Canary Wharf Group have been appointed joint development managers and both are responsible for the leasing, with Land Securities taking the lead.
Canary Wharf Contractors, a subsidiary of Canary Wharf Group, has been appointed as the construction manager.