Tower 42, London Skyscraper Building, Development, Image, Architect, Picture, Design, Photo
Tower 42 London
City Skyscraper Building: Architecture Information – design by GMW Architects
Tower 42 building
Photo – exclusive to e-architect – from 1 Apr 2012
City of London
Design: GMW Architects
This building is a landmark on the London skyline and was formerly the NatWest Tower by R Seifert and Partners. GMW Architects’ refurbishment, completed in 1998, enabled major enhancements to the office space and gave the building a new lease of life, with upgraded services, improved cladding performance and an extra 2,000m2 of usable space within the original building profile.
Tower 42 image / information from GMW Architects
Tower 42 Redevelopment
Studio Egret West
image from architect
Tower 42 Redevelopment
The building today is multi-tenanted and comprises Grade A office space and restaurant facilities, with one restaurant situated on the 24th floor, and the other, a champagne and seafood bar, on the 42nd floor. In 2011 it was bought by the South African businessman Nathan Kirsh for £282.5 million.
Demolition of the site commenced in 1970 and the tower was completed in 1980. The building was constructed by John Mowlem & Co around a huge concrete core from which the floors are cantilevered, giving it great strength but significantly limiting the amount of office space available.
In total, there are 47 levels above ground, of which 42 are cantilevered. The lowest cantilevered floor is designated Level 1, but is in fact the fourth level above ground. The cantilevered floors are designed as three segments, or leaves, which approximately correspond to the three chevrons of the NatWest logo when viewed in plan.
Tower 42 – formerly Nat West Tower, City of London, UK
Architect: Richard Seifert – R. Seifert & Partners
photo © Adrian Welch
183m high, 47 floors
Tallest building in London until 1 Canada Square in 1990
Damaged by IRA bomb in 1993
Vertigo 42: seafood & champagne bar on Floor 42
Tower 42 development architect – Studio Egret West
Natwest Tower architect : Richard Seifert
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