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London's 'Can of Ham' Survives Six-Year Hiatus, Will Get Built

The Can of Ham is back! The Can of Ham is back! Designed by London firm Foggo Associates, the 24-story building shaped like tinned meat was first approved by the city in 2008, but immediately ran into trouble as the global financial crisis unfolded. But now, Dezeen reports that construction firm Mace has finally been appointed to build the tower, a contract worth more than $150M.

The building, which will include some 280,000 square feet of office space and ground-floor retail space, is one of the over 200 skyscrapers proposed or underway in London. Following the recent completion of Richard Rogers' wedge-shaped "Cheesegrater" tower, it looks like Can of Ham, whenever it gets built, will also already have a foodie pal on the skyline. And if it's lucky, it might even garner some vocal fans.

· London's "Can of Ham" skyscraper back on after six-year hiatus [Dezeen]
· Is the 'Cheesegrater,' the 'Best of the New London Towers'? [Curbed National]
· All Development Watch posts [Curbed National]