Walkie Talkie wins the 2015 Carbuncle Cup

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THE WALKIE Talkie skyscraper in the City of London has been named as the country’s worst new building.

Located at 20 Fenchurch Street, the building is this year’s recipient of the Carbuncle Cup – an architectural award from Building Design for the ugliest building completed in the past year.

The 160-metre tall office building was completed in Spring 2014 and designed by architect Rafael Viñoly. It hit the headlines and earned nicknames such as Walkie Scorchie after the sun reflected off of it and melted cars in the streets below.

Ike Ijeh, one of the judges for the award of the annual prize, said the building was a “gratuitous glass gargoyle graffitied onto the skyline of London.”

20 Fenchurch Street has over 650,000 sq feet of office space and a three storey “sky garden” at the top.

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