There is great sculptural invention here as well as a considered response to context on a grand scale. With meticulously investigated and detailed elevations, the 53 metre cube is topped with a coronet of public bars and restaurants. The architect’s tenacity in refusing to compromise on the inclined structural glazing has to be applauded.
Nowhere else in the city gives its residents such commanding views. This is development with generosity of spirit, and one must admire the patronage that has given a landmark to Birmingham.