Tag: office building

Trademark air vents in Wood Street

This building is really fun to look at.  There are trademark air vents (to be compared with the Pompidou Centre) together with a colour scheme matching the Lloyds Register building twenty minutes walk away.  It is worth looking up into the lift shafts at night. 

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Room with a view

This is a view of a building not yet complete but likely to have an interesting impact on the City.  It is the new headquarters building for Rothschild’s Bank.  Designed by Rem Koolhaas, the top of the building which is a boardroom for the bank is placed on stilts above the main office block.  The view from Bank and from across the Thames is pretty sensational; the view from the boardroom undoubtedly even better.

A detail

Discovered at the foot of 80 Wood Street and London Wall are these two baby air vents that replicate exactly the large vents along the side of the building.