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Day 197: Tower 42 and Rainbow-coloured Cab

11 Mar

Day 197:  Tower 42 and Rainbow-coloured Cab

Tower 42 is the tallest skyscraper in the City of London and the fifth tallest in London as a whole. It was originally built for the National Westminster Bank (NatWest), hence its former name, the NatWest Tower.
Seen from above, the tower closely resembles the NatWest logo (three chevrons in a hexagonal arrangement). The tower, designed by Richard Seifert, is located at 25 Old Broad Street. It was built by John Mowlem & Co between 1971 and 1979, and opened in 1980, costing a total of £72 million (approximately £222 million today).

It is 183 metres (600 ft) high, which made it the tallest building in the UK until the topping-out of One Canada Square in Docklands in 1990.

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_42

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3 responses to “Day 197: Tower 42 and Rainbow-coloured Cab

  1. Ilan

    March 11, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Wow.. I never been to London (it’s a plan for next summer or so :)) so reading your text is great.
    The photo is superb. There is a cinematic quality to it.
    Awesome!

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  2. mike

    March 11, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    I love the buildings lit up at night.

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  3. Jos

    November 25, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Love the additional information, very educational. – thanks

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