Heatherwick’s striking sculpture is a cunning disguise for two air vents.

Thomas Heatherwick (b. 1970) 

2002, stainless steel 

Heatherwick’s striking sculpture are two towers that are mirror images of each other, each made from sixty three identical isosceles triangles of stainless steel sheet welded together. Repeated isosceles triangles create a complex helical form in a design that evolved from experiments with paper folding. The structures stands 11m high and has been blasted with tiny glass beads to create a satin finish.

Commissioned by Stanhope plc on behalf of Mitsubishi Estate Company.

Find them on Paternoster Lane.

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