Lloyds Building London – One Lime Street

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Lloyds of London : Architecture

City Office Tower, England – design by Richard Rogers, architect

1 May 2013

Lloyds Building

Address: One Lime Street, City of London
1979-84
Architect : Richard Rogers

New photos, added 1 May 2013:

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photographs © Adrian Welch

Lloyds of London Building

This major office building is the home of the insurance institution Lloyd’s of London. Like the Pompidou Centre – designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers – the building was innovative in having its services such as staircases, lifts, electrical power conduits and water pipes on the outside, leaving an uncluttered space inside. Unlike the Pompidou however the expressed services here aren’t painted in primary colours but left in their natural state: the shiny metal of the pipes and especially the escape stairs give the building energy. The escape stairs ripple down the building like vertebrae.

Lloyds of London, Atrium:
Lloyds of London Atrium
© Janet Gill

Also, like the Pompidou Centre, this building was highly influenced by the work of Archigram in the 1950s and 1960s, eg Plug-in City.

The Lloyds Building has 3 main towers + 3 service towers around central, rectangular space.
The focal point is the large Underwriting Room on the ground floor, which houses the famous Lutine Bell. The Underwriting Room has 60 m high atrium lit naturally through a huge barrel-vaulted glass roof.

The first four floors around atrium are connected by escalators through the middle of the structure. Higher floors are glassed-in, and can only be reached via the outside lifts. The 12 glass lifts were the first of their kind in the UK.

New photos from 12 Nov 2012:

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photographs © Adrian Welch

New photo, from 1 Apr 2012:

Lloyds Building
photo © Nick Weall

Cost: £169m

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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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photographs © Nick Weall

Lloyds of London – more photographs

Lloyds Building
picture © Adrian Welch

Lloyds Building London context – Leadenhall Market

More images of the London Lloyds Building available

Lloyds Building
picture © Adrian Welch

Lloyds of London architect – Richard Rogers


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Lloyds Building context : 51 Lime Street
City of London tower
picture © Adrian Welch

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Lloyds Building
picture © AW

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Lloyds Fenchurch Street
photo © Nick Weall

Lloyds Shipping Registry
Lloyds Shipping Registry
photo © Nick Weall

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Richard Rogers Partnership
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