TQ3381 : Former Natwest Tower, Old Broad Street

taken 7 years ago, near to Shoreditch, Islington, Great Britain

Former Natwest Tower, Old Broad Street
Former Natwest Tower, Old Broad Street
One of the best of Seifert's many towers, composed of half-hexagons, its verticality emphasised by stainless steel fins. When built in 1970-81 (rather slow construction methods) it was, at 600 feet, Britain's tallest building. These days it is rather like a venerable old uncle amid the bristling, younger generation of towers. Natwest moved out in the 1990s and it is now known as Tower 42. More information here: LinkExternal link .
The building on the far left is this one: TQ3381 : 3-5 Bishopsgate.
The building on the far right is this one: TQ3381 : 4 and 8 Bishopsgate
Update (16/9/11): Tower 42 has been put up for sale by its owners, BlackRock UK Property Fund and LaSalle Investment Management, for 290m. (The price includes five other office blocks.)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 14 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3307 8130 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.8976N 0:5.0195W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3303 8111
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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