The most controversial building in the eighties: Lloyd’s Building, London, UK

London, UK, images; buildings and architecture

Lloyd’s Building , 1 Lime Street, City of London

The Lloyd’s Building was the most controversial building in the UK when finished in 1986. It has the 12 lifts installed on the outside to increase usable interior space and has been termed a ‘post-modern oil refinery’ at the time.

Architect: Richard Rogers (Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris), height: 95.1 metres. (Visible in the background: the “Walkie Talkie”, 20 Fenchurch Street, a more recent London skyscraper)

The Lloyd's building in London, UK
The Lloyd’s building in London, UK

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