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125 London Wall: Wood Street Office Building, UK – design by Terry Farrell, architect

11 Sep 2010

Alban Gate

Location: at the centre of London Wall and Wood Street – EC2Y 5AS, England

125 London Wall building photo from September 2010

Alban Gate building
photo © Adrian Welch

Date: 1988-92

Architect: Terry Farrell & Partners

Alban Gate London
photograph © Nick Weall

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.

Source: wikipedia

Building photos from May 2007

Alban Gate Alban Gate London 125 London Wall 125 London Wall Offices
photos © Adrian Welch

Alban Gate design : Terry Farrell


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Scanned photograph from the 90s
Alban Gate London Building
photograph © Isabelle Lomholt

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