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The Economist Building, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Alison & Peter Smithson, dsdha refurbishment 2018, 1964.

The Economist Building, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Alison & Peter Smithson, dsdha refurbishment 2018, 1964.
:GSMI-0149-0009
: View of the residential block, from Bury Street, emphasising the verticality of the structure, prior to refurbishment. The Economist Building, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Alison & Peter Smithson, dsdha refurbishment 2018, 1964.
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:The Economist Building
:The Economist Building, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Alison & Peter Smithson, dsdha refurbishment 2018, 1964.
:St. James's Street
:London
:United Kingdom
:Alison & Peter Smithson, dsdha refurbishment 2018
:http://www.dsdha.co.uk
:Corporate And Commercial
:Retail Office and Apartment
:1964
:VIEW Architecture
:The spaces between buildings are as important as the buildings themselves. Inspired by the narrow lanes and courts of the old City of London, they created an elegantly spacious pedestrian plaza as a trio of finely detailed towers, each built on a different scale, clad in traditional Portland stone. Three towers of varying heights are arranged around a raised public plaza. Previously editorial offices of The Economist magazine. The main fifteen-storey tower is set back from St. James Street and complimented by a four-storey bank and an eight storey residential block. The bank respects the lines of the existing buildings on St. James Street. The plaza is raised about one storey and accessed by an integrated staircase and ramp from the street level. Each building is concrete framed, expressed with bold uprights running from the top of the buildings to meet the floor. The ground level is recessed occasionally and canted at the corners. The Economist Building’s Portland stone facades, grey colours, splayed corners and projecting ribs demonstrate the traits of the International Style. Grade II listed
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:Street view
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:Grant Smith
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