World’s First “Climbing Window”

A view from the inside of the new “Climbing Window”. Photo: TwentyTwo Cover Images

Climbing walls have been showing up in corporate headquarters for years but a new London skyscraper is taking that idea to a whole new level. The developers of a new 62-story skyscraper, 125 meters (410 feet) have added a climbing wall within a window as the centerpiece of a new workspace.

The building, dubbed Twentytwo clocks in with 1.275 million square feet of office space for a mix of small and large businesses, as well as start-ups. It will be among the tallest buildings in the capital’s financial district when it is developed.

‘We recognize the role of the office has changed, with workplaces now needing to do so much more than simply accommodate people,’ Sir Stuart Lipton, partner at Lipton Rogers Developments told CNN.

The scheme will contain a workspace for 12,000 people, as well as a food market, ‘innovation hub’, well-being retreat and spa, a gym, cycle hub and the city’s highest free public viewing gallery.

Don’t dust off your climbing shoes just yet though – it’s not scheduled for completion until summer 2019.

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