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The Leadenhall Building, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, 2014.

The Leadenhall Building, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, 2014.
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: Late afternoon view from corner of Cornhill and Gracechurch Street looking north east. 22 Bishopsgate dominates the left hand side, while construction works begin on Wilkinson Eyre's 8 Bishopsgate. The Leadenhall Building, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, 2014.
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:29/01/2020
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:The Leadenhall Building
:The Leadenhall Building, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, 2014.
:Leadenhall Street
:London
:United Kingdom
:Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
:www.rsh-p.com
:Corporate And Commercial
:Retail And Office
:2014
:VIEW Architecture
:122 Leadenhall Street, also known as the Leadenhall Building, is a skyscraper in London 225 metres tall. Also called The Cheesegrater was the nickname originally given to it by the City of London Corporation's chief planning officer, Peter Rees, who upon seeing a model of the concept 'told Richard Rogers I could imagine his wife using it to grate parmesan'. The tower features a tapered glass façade on one side which reveals steel bracings, along with a ladder frame to emphasise the vertical appearance of the building. It also appears to anchor the tower to the ground, giving a sense of strength. Unlike other tall buildings, which typically use a concrete core to provide stability, the steel "Megaframe", engineered by Arup, provides stability to the entire structure and is the world's tallest of its kind. The base features a 30m high atrium which is open to the public and extends the adjacent plaza. The unusual design's main drawback is the building's relatively small floorspace (84,424 m²) for a building of its height. The slanting wedge-shaped design was a requirement on the protected sightline of St Paul's Cathedral when viewed from Fleet Street and the west. In 2017 the developer behind the 224 metre tower, British Land, and its joint venture partner Oxford Properties, sold the building to CC Land, a Hong Kong-listed company controlled by Cheung Chung-kiu for £1.5bn, the second-biggest ever sale of a UK building.
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:Street view
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:Grant Smith
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