Tulip fever is on its way to London, where Housing Secretary Michael Gove is tipped off to witness London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s decision to blow up plans for a flower-inspired skyscraper in the city.
Gove is expected to give plans for a 300m tower OK, the Telegraph reported, which would overturn Khan’s 2019 decision against the Tulip.
At the time, Khan said the proposal, which was planned for a site next to the cucumbers and designed by Foster + Partners “would not constitute the high design standard required for a tall building at this site”.
The tulip would have an observation deck open to the public along with bars and restaurants.
Whitehall sources told the Telegraph they were interested in sitting with the City of London Corporation, Square Miles’ local authority, which first approved the plans in 2019 before Khan came down against them.
A final decision is still missing – Gove’s predecessor Robert Jenrick was due to make a decision in September, but was instead removed from his post.