The tale of the tower that could have changed the skyline

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The tale of the tower that could have changed the skyline

It was described by Prince Charles as a "giant glass stump".

Mies Van Der Rohe's plans for a skyscraper in the city of London became an epic battle between the architect and authorities.

It was eventually blocked, in favour of James Stirling's No.1 Poultry.

The Royal Institute of British Architects has now dedicated a new exhibition to the tale of the tower that was never built and what was eventually put in its place... 

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