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Last Updated: Wednesday, 26 July 2006, 18:06 GMT 19:06 UK
City approves tallest skyscraper
The proposed Lumiere skyscraper
The 54 storey Lumiere Tower 1 will dominate the Leeds skyline
Plans to build one of Europe's tallest residential skyscrapers in Leeds have been approved by the city council.

The 225m Lumiere project will see two towers of 54 and 32 storeys linked by a glazed public winter garden at Whitehall Road and Wellington Street.

The towers will house 850 apartments, office space and retail outlets.

At 170.88m (560ft) high, Tower 1 will be two metres taller than Manchester's Beetham Tower, which has the record for Europe's highest residential dwelling.

Work is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2007.

The Lumiere scheme is a joint development between KW Linfoot, who specialise in residential projects, and the Scarborough Development Group.

Preliminary planning work has already been carried out in New York using wind tunnel model tests.


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