London is so vast, and such a city of architectural extremes that each new vantage point on high gives a new perspective on the familiar. Even within the square mile, the skyline shifts and provides something new to fascinate. When I first lived in London, Tower 42 was known as the Natwest Tower (the shapes […]
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Designed by Richard Seifert and constructed by John Mowlem & Co (now Carillion Plc) NatWest Tower was completed in 1980. Richard Seifert, who also designed Centre Point on London’s Tottenham Court Road, was highly influential in shaping London’s architecture through the 1960’s and 70’s.
For 10 years following construction it was the tallest building in London. Viewed from above the building forms the shape of the NatWest Bank logo. Located at 25 Old Broad Street, the Tower was extensively damaged by the Bishopsgate bombing in 1993. Demolition was considered but instead the building was completely refurbished both internally and externally.