80 Cannon Street, London, UK

Arup Associates
Date Built
1972 -1976
Cannon Street & Bush Lane
An important factor in the design of this building was the fact that there were plans at the time to build a new underground station at this point and as a result 80 Cannon Street was built on four giant legs.  A branch of Boots occupies the street level of the building today.

The most distinctive feature of the building though is the latice-work pattern of stainless steel rods that form the exoskeleton, that takes the weight of the floors leaving the inner space uncluttered by columns, as in the Pompidou Centre.  Apparently fire regulations require the tubes be filled with water

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