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10 73 38.42%
9 60 31.58%
8 15 7.89%
7 10 5.26%
6 9 4.74%
5 7 3.68%
4 5 2.63%
3 1 0.53%
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Old September 15th, 2005, 01:59 PM   #1
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The Lloyds Building, London

The Lloyds Building
City of London

Height: 96m
Floors: 14
Built: 1986
Architect: Sir Richard Rogers
Developer: Lloyds
Usages: Offices

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 which are clad in stainless steel sandwich panels. 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 September 15th, 2005, 04:13 PM   #2
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Once said of Tokyo City Hall:

'It's a catastrophe, it's a magnificent catastrophe.'

That's how I feel about the Lloyds building. 9/10
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Old September 15th, 2005, 05:06 PM   #3
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Masterpiece 10/10 !
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Old September 15th, 2005, 06:01 PM   #4
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A stunning piece of architecture, one of the City's best buildings.

Along with "The Centre" in Hong Kong, it's also one of the best-lit buildings in the world - the lighting at night is really beautiful.

9/10
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Old September 15th, 2005, 06:04 PM   #5
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8/10......its an interesting building, and as you say Wjfox, the lighting at night is fantastic.

But somtimes it looks a little too much like an oil refinery with a conservatory pinned on to it.

I still like it though
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Old September 15th, 2005, 07:05 PM   #6
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^Haha never thought of that before. A mastepiece indeed, but god if it doesnt float your boat (a bit like the Centre Pompidou) is an utter eyesore.

10/10
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 10:25 PM   #7
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My favourite building in the world, ever! It got me into architecture when I first saw it aged 12 and it still takes my breath away every time I see it.

On monday I start work in an office overlooking it wahey!

10/10
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Old September 24th, 2005, 03:39 PM   #8
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7.5/10=8/10 I used to HATE this building but I've come to appreciate it more and more.
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Old September 26th, 2005, 02:06 AM   #9
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it's a monster and I love it 10/10
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Old October 6th, 2005, 04:43 PM   #10
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Well a true monster, but with inside the beast is love beauty and a pet. lol don't know where that came from.lol. But the Loyds Building is quite a great building that is sooooooo in the future and sooooooo not London. But of course yet again the city surprises us and builds it and it blended into the surrondings amazingly well. i am gonna rate this beast er pet 9/10.
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Old October 9th, 2005, 03:39 PM   #11
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Nothing less then a solid gold 10/10.
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Old October 16th, 2005, 03:28 PM   #12
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Is very original!!! 9/10 ^<^
Is similar to an industry, is very amazing.
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Old October 16th, 2005, 06:39 PM   #13
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absolutely stunning
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Old November 11th, 2005, 03:04 AM   #14
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My company’s Christmas party is going to be held in this building apparently.
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Old November 11th, 2005, 01:23 PM   #15
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Quote:
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My company’s Christmas party is going to be held in this building apparently.
Lucky bugger.

10/10 it is a shame that if current proposals go ahead this brutal beauty will be lost to the skyline. Where are EH when you need 'em?
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Old November 11th, 2005, 10:56 PM   #16
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Great pics
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Old November 12th, 2005, 12:08 AM   #17
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10 from me , fantastic building love it in every way
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Old March 10th, 2006, 07:51 PM   #18
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a very good example of Hi-tech Modernism!!!
9/10
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Old August 20th, 2006, 03:04 PM   #19
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10/10 That's great!
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 04:30 AM   #20
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9/10. Utterly original and a unique landmark for London. Could do with a clean though.

And is it just me, or are the little blue cranes breeding? The place looks infested!
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