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.
Tag: Richard Rogers
This is a view from underneath one of the external lifts in the Lloyds Register Building. Like the Lloyds Insurance Building, it shares an architect – Richard Rogers.
Unlike the Lloyds Building, this is very easy to view at a close distance. The lifts make a satisfyingly clunky noise as they move up and down and the whole scene is completely melodramatic.
A freezing night but one of the most spectacular and exciting moments of the week. Here is the Lloyds Building next to its recently-completed neighbour the Wills Building. This is the centre of new building in the city. Lloyds is now more than twenty-five years old and it overlooks the site of two new buildings: Leadenhall also known as the ‘cheesegrater’ and the Pinnacle, both of which are after a delay of a couple of years, now on site.