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is a skyscraper and the tallest building in Reading
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. Used for office space, it rises 128m above the Reading skyline. The Blade is visible from many places in Reading because of its height. The building is near Reading station which has about 12 departures to Paddington
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an hour.. A firm called Kaplan
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submitted a formal planning application so they could move from Thames Tower to The Blade. The planning application was accepted, thus becoming the first tenant to move into the building. In April 2011, reporters abseiled The Blade.