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Old July 27th, 2003, 04:49 PM   #1
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The Lloyd's Building l LONDON l 96m l 14fl

The Lloyd's Building
London, UK


HEIGHT: 96m
FLOORS: 14 floors
COMPLETION: 1986
ARCHITECT: Sir Richard Rogers


The Lloyd’s Building is one of the most famous modern buildings in London. It was completed in 1986. The Lloyd’s Building is located in the most ancient quarter of London. While walking through the neighbouring streets it is already possible to see parts of the glazed facades of the atrium or the service towers wich are clad in stainless steel sandwich paneels. The most important aspect of the design of Lloyd’s Building is flexibility. The building is designed as a series of concentric galleries overlooking a central atrium. All fixed obstructions, i.e. toilets, stairs, entrances, lifts and columns are placed outside the building in six vertical towers.

The building is 12 storeys to the north and steps down to six storeys towards the smale scale buildings to the south, creating a series of terraces at various levels. The twelve glazed lifts are arranged at the outside of the building, inside vertical movement is by a central escalator in the atrium. The servant zones stand freely outside the mass of the building. Concentrating lifts, service risers and toilets into the satellite towers and supporting the main building on external columns gives an uninterrupted space within the enclosing envelope and minimises restrictions on use. The vertical and main horizontal ventilation ducts are run externally for the same reason.




























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Old July 27th, 2003, 05:50 PM   #2
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oo, strange scraper. 7/10
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Old July 27th, 2003, 11:15 PM   #3
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7.5/10 nice addition to the City of London skyline.
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Old July 27th, 2003, 11:31 PM   #4
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A building like this needs more clearly discernible windows, to not totally bewilder the unaware passer-by......

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Old July 28th, 2003, 04:45 PM   #5
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6.5/10

half marks for uniqueness, but this isnt my cup of tea.
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Old July 28th, 2003, 04:56 PM   #6
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3/10 Horrible, probably one of the ugliest buildings I have ever seen in my life.
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Old July 28th, 2003, 09:14 PM   #7
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I like this building... very interesting, kind of industrial-cool, and looks great at night.

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Old August 13th, 2003, 01:34 AM   #8
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9.

I gave it high marks because it is unique, because of the courage to do something bold and deconstructionist.

Also reflective of social trends in London at the time. Late 80s, Thatcherism, bleak social oulook, depressed populace. Really good signpost of history.

If a building could capture what I feel about freedom and America right now, I would build this building.
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Old August 13th, 2003, 01:58 AM   #9
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Thats a skyscraper ? My school looks better ! 3.5/10

Hey at least it's not 3/10 ! Let's face that : Europeans doesn't know how to built good skyscraper (Of course there is some exceptions ).
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Old August 13th, 2003, 03:39 AM   #10
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This is the ugliest building I have ever seen. This one belongs in the jail thread.
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Old August 13th, 2003, 02:26 PM   #11
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This is the ugliest building I have ever seen. This one belongs in the jail thread.
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Old August 13th, 2003, 03:17 PM   #12
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9.5/10
It's an incredible building, with much originality. I look forward to seeing this when I next go to London.
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Old August 14th, 2003, 05:46 PM   #13
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Er...I can't make up my mind...

i'll give it a nice 6
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Old August 31st, 2003, 05:20 PM   #14
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This is one of those buildings: either you love it or you hate it.
I've been to London, and I've seen it, so i Love it!

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Old September 1st, 2003, 03:09 PM   #15
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4/10...looks like a big industrial building.
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Old September 15th, 2003, 01:25 AM   #16
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this one is full of character, very futuristic 8
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Old September 15th, 2003, 12:15 PM   #17
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I like this kind of building
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Old September 15th, 2003, 05:05 PM   #18
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This building looks great from some angles, and very ugly from others. I give it an 8 because it looks fantastic at night and is very unique.
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Old November 16th, 2003, 01:15 AM   #19
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7/10


only because it is unique
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Old June 5th, 2004, 07:39 AM   #20
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EWW...2/10. I hate all the tubes and shit, they make it look like a factory or something at a farm.
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