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122 Leadenhall Street

Identification

122 Leadenhall Street
Indosuez House, P&O Building
137116

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Structure in General

high-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
steel
bronze
curtain wall
international style

Usage

commercial office

Facts

  • On completion, the building was considered to be one of the most sophisticated examples of a glass-walled office building in England.
  • 122 Leadenhall Street was influenced by the architecture seen in Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Seagram Building in New York and was regarded as being the best example of its type in Britain.
  • The building was re-clad following a terrorist attack conducted by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in 1992.
  • The top ten floors were suspended from pre-stressed trusses located in the plant room. The lower floors were demolished from the bottom up, then a platform jack was placed around the core and raised as each successive floor was demolished, starting with the lowest first. The core was then demolished from the top down.
  • The site of 122 Leadenhall Street is now occupied by The Leadenhall Building.

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Location

122 Leadenhall Street
EC3V 4QH
United Kingdom

Technical Data

176.84 ft
176.84 ft
14
3
1969
1996
2008

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

demolition company, general contractor