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Alban Gate London
125 London Wall: Wood Street Office Building, UK – design by Terry Farrell, architect
11 Sep 2010
Location: at the centre of London Wall and Wood Street – EC2Y 5AS, England
125 London Wall building photo from September 2010
Architect: Terry Farrell & Partners
125 London Wall, also known as Alban Gate, is a Postmodernist building on London Wall. Along with Embankment Place and Vauxhall Cross, it has been described as one of the three projects that established designer Sir Terry Farrell’s reputation in the late 1980s / early 1990s. In 2004, Deyan Sudjic described it as ‘Postmodernism at its most exuberant’ placing it at number 5 in a list of 10 Triumphs of recent UK architecture.
125 London Wall is composed of two distinct towers, set at a 90-degree angle to each other. The developers negotiated the air rights to allow one tower to occupy the space above London Wall, the modern thoroughfare running along the perimeter of the Roman City. The building’s construction began in 1990, and was completed in 1992 with 18 floors and a maximum height of 82 metres (270 ft).
The building is well known as the former UK Headquarters of JPMorgan Chase, one of the world’s leading investment banks.There is also a two-storey PizzaExpress restaurant. The 125 London Wall development postcode is EC2Y 5A?, with PizzaExpress using EC2Y 5AS
The 125 London Wall building was sold to Carlyle Group for £671m in 2010 following the default of Simon Halabi’s property companies.
Building photos from May 2007
Location: Wood Street, London, England, UK
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Alban Gate photographs taken with Panasonic DMC-FX01 lumix camera;
Leica lense: 2816×2112 pixels – original photos available upon request: info(at)e-architect.co.uk
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