Offering views right across the south of the city, the NatWest Tower is soon to be but a memory.
Plans are afoot to demolish John Madin's 1970s office block but our photographer was given a pass to the top floor before it is taken down.
After ascending 22 storeys and negotiating a 20-foot ladder, the outlook was worth the effort (see gallery above).
Empty since 2003, joint venture partners Sterling Property Ventures and Rockspring are currently trying to secure permission to knock it down and replace it with a modern, 26-storey tower.
Work is due to start this month on stripping out the interior of the building at 103 Colmore Row before they start full demolition in earnest later this year.