Tag: Foster

How to bend a building to accommodate a large tree


This is a secretive spot, a building by Foster curved to accommodate a small garden and a large tree.  The external view at 100 Wood Street does not indicate the presence of the tree or the garden.  This is not a trick of the camera as the building has a huge and very satisfying curve.

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A poor photo and a perfect photo opportunity

This is a poor picture but a brilliant view.  Taken from Fenchurch Street, on the left is the recently-completed Willis Building.  The most popular view of this block is looking into the three curves that face the Lloyds Building. From this point of view, the convex external wall is visible and one of the roof gardens.  In the centre is the just-completed Heron Tower and to the right, 30 St Mary Axe.  Immediately behind the photographer is the Lloyds Register – a spot worth returning to in good weather.