The concept behind the tower is transparency, “very different to the dark and dense towers that are not very good for London”: the creation of a light and crystal type tower. Unlike The Shard, also designed by Piano, which features a tapered form that references London's historic church spires, the tower at 31 London Street is envisioned as a cylindrical form. It will have restaurants on the 60th, 61st and 62nd storeys, and an open-air roof garden the developers say is inspired by "London garden squares" like Kew Gardens. The project hopes to transform Paddington in the same way that the Shard transformed the London Bridge area. “This site shares much of the same DNA (as London Bridge) with its proximity to a major transport hub with tube, railway lines and bus routes, a neighbouring leading teaching hospital and the potential to provide much-needed quality public realm." With the same developer architect team, hopes are high that this new skyscraper will become more than just a visual icon for the city.