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New London Skyscraper Attacks Neighbour!

The hole smashed in the side of the Cheesegrater.

We are used to skyscrapers competing for tenants, but now they are physically attacking each other.

On Tuesday a steel beam being lifted by a crane on the site of a new City of London tower, 22 Bishopsgate, swung into the neighbouring Cheesegrater tower. No one was injured.

But the incident did leave a big hole in the Cheesegrater, which was sold for £1.15B earlier this year.

“Multiplex, our main contractor at 22 Bishopsgate, has informed us that on 1 August a tower crane working on site was lifting a steel beam which damaged a small part of the external glazing of the Leadenhall Building," AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets, which part owns and manages 22 Bishopsgate, said in a statement.

“The building is safe, there were no injuries and work is underway to replace the damaged section.”