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P & O Building, 122 Leadenhall Street, City of London, undergoing demolition from the bottom upwards to make way for a taller tower designed by Sir Richard Rogers

RIBA Ref No RIBA30556
Architect/DesignerGollins Melvin Ward & Partners
Artist/PhotographerHope-Fitch, Christopher
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1969
Image Date2007
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumDigital image
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoColour
CreditChristopher Hope-Fitch / RIBA Collections
SubjectDemolition ; Glass ; Curtain walling ; Skyscrapers ; Concrete ; Office buildings ; Bronze ; Steel
NOTES: This tension structure with a compressed concrete core was originally designed as a pair with 1 the Undershaft, the current Aviva building which still stands, by the architects Gollins Melvin Ward & Partners. On completion, it was considered one of the most complex glass fronted buildings in the UK.
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