Every now and again in my day job I get to do something quite amazing and unique. This week was one such occasion as I got to go on a tour of one of the City's tower developments.
Now this is a building that is going to be 52-storeys when it's complete and it's definitely not complete, well it is nearly at full height but such 'fripperies' as glazing have only started being fitted on the lower levels.
Access to the upper floors (30-ish is as high as we went) is via an external hoist and then an internal hoist. We finished off the last few floors using a temporary staircase which is scarily close to the edge of the building.
On the upper floors there is just fresh air and a chest high metal barrier between you and a plunge. My hands are sweating just thinking about it. To say it was a monumental battle of mind over matter for someone who doesn't like heights is an understatement but I was determined not to miss such a fabulous opportunity. The views are incredible and there is no glass to hinder photography.
Sadly there will be no public viewing platform and I'm quite jealous of those people for whom it will be their work place when it's finished.
What I loved the most was being so close to the City's other iconic towers, you get to see detail on those buildings few others see.