LONDON (dpa) – Pedestrians were being kept away from a landmark London skyscraper known as the Cheesegrater on Thursday after two steel bolts the size of an adult’s arm dislodged from the unfinished 47-storey tower.
One bolt fell to the ground but within a boarded off area of the site.
The Leadenhall Building was dubbed the Cheesegrater because of a wedge-shaped design that preserves the view of St Paul’s Cathedral from Fleet Street.
Developer British Land said no one was injured in Wednesday’s incident and there was “no risk to the structural integrity of the building”.
Londoners have taken to giving landmark buildings pet names. The Cheesegrater shares the financial district with the Gherkin and the concave-sided Walkie-Talkie, which last year also became known as the Walkie-Scorchie and had to be fitted with shading because reflected sunshine was damaging cars in the next street.