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Commercial Union Tower (Aviva Tower), I Undershaft, City of London, seen from Leadenhall Street

RIBA2034-18
Gollins Melvin Ward & Partners
NOTES: This tower was originally built as a pair with the P & O Building at 122 Leadenhall Street which was demolished in 2008.

Schocken department store, Chemnitz

RIBA2092-16
Mendelsohn, Eric (1887-1953)

Fagus factory, Alfeld an der Leine, Lower Saxony

RIBA2093
Gropius, Walter (1883-1969)
NOTES: This shoe last factory, commissioned by Karl Benscheidt (1858-1947), is considered to be an important example of early modern architecture, especially as an early example of the use of curtain walling.

88 Wood Street, City of London

RIBA2404-2
Richard Rogers Partnership

Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

RIBA2487-7
Kahn, Louis Isidore (1901-1974)

Vickers House, Millbank, London: the tower seen between the podium and the Y-block

RIBA2579-11
Ronald Ward & Partners
NOTES: Commissioned by Vickers Ltd and financed by Legal & General Assurance Society, this redevelopment consists of three main sections: the 34-storey tower and 8-storey Y-shaped block, and an 11-storey residential block.

National Westminster Bank (NatWest) Tower, Old Broad Street, City of London

RIBA2583-11
R. Seifert & Partners
NOTES: The National Westminster Bank (NatWest) Tower remained the tallest building in the City of London until the erection of the nearby Heron Tower in 2009. Badly damaged in the Bishopsgate bombing of 1993, the tower was subsequently entirely reclad and refurbished internally and renamed Tower 42.

Schocken department store, Chemnitz, at night

RIBA2671-16
Mendelsohn, Eric (1887-1953)

Reliance Building, 32 North State Street, Chicago

RIBA2693-16
Atwood, Charles Bowler (1849-1895)

Seagram Building, 375 Park Avenue, New York

RIBA2854-24
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig (1886-1969)
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