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10 93 29.90%
9.5 32 10.29%
9.0 28 9.00%
8.5 17 5.47%
8.0 27 8.68%
7.5 13 4.18%
7.0 18 5.79%
6.5 8 2.57%
6.0 11 3.54%
5.5 3 0.96%
5.0 11 3.54%
4.5 1 0.32%
4.0 8 2.57%
3.5 8 2.57%
<3.5 33 10.61%
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Old June 8th, 2004, 01:56 PM   #21
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to all you dissenters....go and actually see the building before you pass judgement....the 2 photos given at the top of the thread are probably the most unflattering that i have even seen..

the interior of lloyds is as impressive, if not more than the exterior...there is an 18 storey atrium, with probably the biggest 'room' in the world at the base due to all of the pipes and electrics being stored on the outside of the building...

at night it is stunning....to see the contrast between this and the victorian elegance of the burlington arcade is magic.

10/10. richard rogers has balls...this building still looks modern..at almost 20 years old! an architectural event.
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Old June 12th, 2004, 01:00 AM   #22
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9.5 the best in the UK IMHO
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Old June 12th, 2004, 10:03 AM   #23
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unique indeed
it is on the cover of my World history textbook
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Old August 26th, 2004, 10:56 PM   #24
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I used to hate the Lloyds Building but, as I've seen more of it, it's really grown on me. It's one of those buildings that looks far better in real life than it does in photos. You have to experience it close up. When you actually go and see it, you realise what a stunning piece of architecture it really is.

At night, it's especially impressive - the lighting makes it look like a giant spaceship has landed in the City. I remember seeing it for the first time back in 2002 when I was watching SwissRe under construction. The Lloyds Building was almost as interesting as SwissRe when it was lit up.
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Old August 26th, 2004, 11:11 PM   #25
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Old August 26th, 2004, 11:17 PM   #26
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Old August 26th, 2004, 11:57 PM   #27
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Old August 27th, 2004, 03:36 PM   #28
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Old August 27th, 2004, 04:47 PM   #29
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Old August 27th, 2004, 05:25 PM   #30
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To know this building is to love it.
A unique piece of architecture that will stand the test of time and people will argue over it's merits for years to come, that in itself warrants reconition for this masterpiece.
As dom says "go see it"
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Old November 5th, 2004, 06:45 PM   #31
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Old November 5th, 2004, 07:29 PM   #32
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Crazy tower, 4/10
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Old November 12th, 2004, 02:49 AM   #33
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The giant atrium inside the building:



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Old November 12th, 2004, 12:20 PM   #34
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Old November 13th, 2004, 07:08 PM   #35
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not totally my style... but the inside looks good though 6/10
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Old November 17th, 2004, 02:53 AM   #36
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If your ever so fortunate to get inside like moi - you have to see The Adam Room - absolutely amazing. Its right at the top but as soon as you step in its like you've stepped back 241 years to a Georgian dining-room. The Adam Room was literally "lifted" from the old building and placed on top of the current tower (while all still intact) - a peice of trully unique engineering!

On one side of the building you can also still see the original entrance facade of the original Lloyds of London (neo-classical built during the reign of the British Empire) building which is actually incorporated into this new building along Leadenhall Street and the Lutine Bell - just a symbol of raw financial power. The lifts - the London Eye in 15 seconds!!!

The lighting is quite possibly the best of any building in Europe. It actually has a voice on the skyline and even though it looks very grey from the outside at night ....inside its very light and quite empowering (the technologies used to refract light into the building were beyond the time). Many people also forget that this tower has remarkably airy floorplates, considering this tower is just below 100m it has only 14 floors.

If I wanted a workspace anywhere in the world - it would be at an underwriters desk here at Lloyds. This is without any doubt whatsoever; above any other desk in any other building on the planet.

Without much doubt a 10 - next time your in London, make this one of your first ports of call!!!
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Old November 20th, 2004, 02:48 PM   #37
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I guess it's one of those buildings you'll either love or hate.



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Old November 20th, 2004, 03:11 PM   #38
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If your ever so fortunate to get inside like moi - you have to see The Adam Room - absolutely amazing. Its right at the top but as soon as you step in its like you've stepped back 241 years to a Georgian dining-room. The Adam Room was literally "lifted" from the old building and placed on top of the current tower (while all still intact) - a peice of trully unique engineering!

On one side of the building you can also still see the original entrance facade of the original Lloyds of London (neo-classical built during the reign of the British Empire) building which is actually incorporated into this new building along Leadenhall Street and the Lutine Bell - just a symbol of raw financial power. The lifts - the London Eye in 15 seconds!!!

The lighting is quite possibly the best of any building in Europe. It actually has a voice on the skyline and even though it looks very grey from the outside at night ....inside its very light and quite empowering (the technologies used to refract light into the building were beyond the time). Many people also forget that this tower has remarkably airy floorplates, considering this tower is just below 100m it has only 14 floors.

If I wanted a workspace anywhere in the world - it would be at an underwriters desk here at Lloyds. This is without any doubt whatsoever; above any other desk in any other building on the planet.

Without much doubt a 10 - next time your in London, make this one of your first ports of call!!!
I agree with Nick. For those who really know the workplace inside there is nothing else than 10!
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Old December 12th, 2004, 05:47 PM   #39
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Old December 22nd, 2004, 10:57 AM   #40
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Deary me, to those who gave it under 7... I take it that you arent interested in architecture! Whether it attracts you or not this is one of the great pieces of work in the 20th century.
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