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City Point Building
Moor Lane Office Tower, London – design by Santiago Calatrava / Sheppard Robson
12 Sep 2010
Location: Moor Lane
Date built: 2002
Design: Santiago Calatrava / Sheppard Robson
Photographs © Nick Weall Jun 2009:
City Point architect : Santiago Calatrava
Address: 1 Ropemaker Street, EC2Y
According to Emporis the building was built in 1967 as Brittanic House, a 122m (399ft) headquarters for British Petroleum. An extensive refurbishment, designed by Sheppard Robson International and completed in 2000, increased the floorplates and added height to the top floor. Britannic House was then renamed CityPoint.
CityPoint is the City of London’s largest commercial office building in terms of rentable floorspace.
CityPoint was the City of London’s second tallest building upon completion in 2000, but was overtaken in 2002 by the 179.8m (590ft) 30 St Mary Axe.
The original design proposed by Santiago Calatrava included an enormous fin on top of the building that would have taken the height to 203m (666ft), but this plan was rejected because of fears it would spoil views of St. Paul’s Cathedral.
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City Point architects : Sheppard Robson
A tower design by architect Santiago Calatrava for this site was rejected because there were worries the fin on the top would ruin views of St Pauls.
This site was occupied by Britannic House which British Petroleum sold to Wates City for £300 million making it the most expensive piece of real estate per acre on the planet.
Roof Height: (AGL)203.00
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City Point 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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