Tag Archives: tower

fred and ginger building

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Frank Gehry in Prague.  Note the window washers riding along the ‘skirt’.

st. mary’s axe

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The Gherkin – it dominates the skyline more with it’s iconic shape than its height. It is more stout and less elegant than I imagined. I always wondered how it met the ground – now I know.

lloyds

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Lloyds of London – the Rogers classic.  It still holds up despite some tarnish on the stainless steel.  The intricacy and fit of all the components still amazes considering how difficult it is to get a mechanical engineer to get … Continue reading

rothschild

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This OMA designed headquarters for Rothschild bank in London is very understated relative to their typical work.  My understanding is that the subtle shifts in massing respond to an existing adjacent church at grade and views at higher levels.  The … Continue reading

shard

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The shard, by Renzo Piano, is located at London Bridge station and is already a dominant element of the London skyline.  Of all the recent towers I’ve seen, this one seems to express ‘towerness’ most convincingly.  The tectonic of the … Continue reading