London's newest skyscraper is a bit of a cock-up

(HOK/Greenland Group)
(HOK/Greenland Group)

London's newest skyscraper has a questionable shape.

Critics have pointed out that Spire London, which will be Western Europe's tallest building, bears a close resemblance to male genitalia.

London's newest skyscraper is a bit of a cock-up

Spire London (HOK)

The £800 million (NZ$1.351 billion), 67-storey tower will stand 235 metres high by Canary Wharf in London's Docklands.

Due for completion in 2020, the building has been erected by China's biggest private property company, Greenland Group.

The design was reportedly meant to resemble a ship, to reflect the area's shipping history.

However online magazine Londonist has pointed out that the Spire's three-column design means that from the air the tower resembles a "massive dong".

Spire London stirred controversy when it was announced in September, as plans showed the building would feature 'poor doors' for social tenants on lower floors and private elevators to whisk the wealthy up to the £3 million (NZ$5 million) penthouse suites.

Greenland Group UK managing director Wenhao Qian said the project was a confidence boost for property in post-Brexit London, as prices at tower developments fell in the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum vote.

Newshub.