TQ3280 : Adelaide House, London Bridge Approach

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

Adelaide House, London Bridge Approach
Adelaide House, London Bridge Approach
A monumental steel-framed building, London's tallest commercial building when it was built, standing like a sentry guarding the City from those interlopers from the other side of the river. It has an eclectic mix of motifs - there is an Egyptian flavour courtesy of the sloping sides and strange cornices, but Pevsner also picks out debts to "the Chicago School (the even facades) and even Frank Lloyd Wright (the cornice)." It had a miniature golf course on the roof. It was built as offices and warehousing by John Burnet & Tait in 1921-25. Grade II listed.
A close-up of the entrance: TQ3280 : Detail of Adelaide House, London Bridge Approach.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 18 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3285 8063 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.5394N 0:5.2247W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3281 8060
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Inter-War Architecture  Listed Building 

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