Someone’s just pointed something out about London’s new £800m skyscraper

'Passengers coming into land at City Airport will see a massive dong' says The Londonist

The capital’s ballsiest high-rise development project may not have to wait long for a nickname.

The Londonist’s recent observation that, from above, the forthcoming 771-foot Spire London appears to closely resemble part of the male anatomy, has been picked up by the nationals.

Only those with a bird’s eye view of the finished article will really be able to judge for themselves, but the close proximity to City Airport puts nearly five million people in that category every year.

Greenland’s £800m, 67-storey megalith will be the tallest resi structure in Western Europe when complete, delivering 861 apartments and a host of five-star lifestyle amenities.

Launching the scheme earlier this year, the developer said the “striking” architecture – consisting of three “petals” and a “prow” – had been inspired by the nautical history of the West India Quay site, and by the orchid, “a flower cultivated in China for more than 3,000 years”.

Images: Greenland Group