A copper plated tower standing 122m tall with glass balconies looking down on Haven Green is the centrepiece of new plans for the Arcadia Centre.
Details of the 24 storey 'finger block' building are revealed in a revised application submitted by developer Glenkerrin, which dropped the larger Leaf tower in the face of overwhelming opposition.
Glenkerrin now hopes to get the green light to transform the existing Arcadia Centre and link Ealing Broadway to Haven Green by 'rafting' over the dividing railway line and creating a network of pedestrian routes.
The development would add another 567 homes to the centre of Ealing, including one and two bedroom flats in the main tower with views to Wembley Stadium in the north and Richmond Hill in the south.
Approval was given for the neighbouring Dickens Yard scheme earlier this month - paving the way for another 700 homes and new shops - and councillors are set to decide on December 17 whether to pass the Arcadia Centre plans.
Expert Robert Tavernor, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the London School of Economics, was brought in to argue the case for the developer in a statement submitted to Ealing Council.
He said: "The proposed development has been designed by internationally acclaimed architects to the highest possible standards.
"It will provide the metropolitan centre with a suitable identity for the 21st century that links positively its past built heritage with the needs of the future.
"The capped-over railway lines will be a transformed into a vital series of public spaces, streets and lanes, which connect positively with views of existing local spaces and buildings."
A public consultation will run until December 5 and members of Save Ealing's Centre, which represents dozens of residents groups and which fought Dickens Yard and the Leaf, is preparing its opposition.
Member Tony Miller, of Winscombe Crescent, Ealing, said: "Our first impression is that whilst there have been a number of changes, there is still an extremely tall tower of a rather less interesting design than the previous one.
"This site definitely needs development. It's been semi-derelict for years and it needs bringing up to date, but we're saying this isn't the way to do it.
"It's really a housing development with shops tacked on, when we need a much more open civic amenity."
A Glenkerrin spokesman said the scheme would help the regeneration of Ealing, attract new retailers and boost the local economy by £90 million.