Tower 42

Designed by Richard Seifert and constructed by John Mowlem & Co (now Carillion Plc) Tower 42 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.

Originally named the ‘NatWest Tower’ after its owners, it was at the time, and for the next 10 years, 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.