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Lloyds Building

Listed under Contemporary Architecture in London, United Kingdom.

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Like the Pompidou Centre (designed by Renzo Piano and Rogers), the building was innovative in having its services such as staircases, lifts, electrical power conduits and water pipes on the outside, leaving a clean uncluttered space inside. The 12 glass lifts were the first of their kind in the UK. The building consists of 3 main towers and 3 service towers around a central, rectangular space. The main focal point is the gigantic Underwriting Room on the ground floor, which houses the famous Lutine Bell and is overlooked by galleries, forming a 60-metre high atrium, lit naturally through a huge barrel-vaulted glass roof. The building is almost 80 meters, and each floor"s walls and partitions are capable of mobility to change the room sizes if required.

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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