Richard Rogers Partnership has joined the skyscraper race by submitting a planning application for a 48-storey office tower in the City of London for the British Land Company. The skyscraper would face the architectural practice’s award-winning Lloyd’s Building across Leadenhall Street but rise to 225 m, more than twice as tall. It would be 55 m lower than Foster and Partners’ Swiss Re building, now nearing completion, but 8 m higher than the Minerva building proposed by Grimshaw.