TQ3280 : 30 Cannon Street

taken 7 years ago, near to City of London, Great Britain

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30 Cannon Street
30 Cannon Street
A striking building of 1973-77, for Credit Lyonnais, designed by Whinney, Son & Austen Hall with the structural engineers Ove Arup & Partners. It was the first building in the world to be wholly clad in glass-fibre-reinforced cement. The windows sit within splayed surrounds with each storey demarcated by black bands sloping out at an angle of five degrees. I think it gives it more than a passing resemblance to an upside-down jelly mould, but I still like it. Grade II listed.
It occupies a triangular site, mirroring the Victorian building facing it: TQ3280 : 39-53 Queen Victoria Street.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 March, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 14 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3231 8098 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.7357N 0:5.6834W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3235 8097
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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1950s-1970s Architecture  Listed Building 

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