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Senate House

Identification

Senate House
University of London
110747

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
Art Deco

Usage

university library

Facts

  • The public areas and staircases exhibit the use of travertine.
  • The massing of the building is broadly pyramidal which increases stability.
  • Senate House was designed to last for 500 years.
  • An independent steel frame is used in the tower and its floor construction to support the weight of the books held within.
  • During World War II, Senate House was occupied by the government's Ministry of Information and provided the inspiration for the 'Ministry of Truth' in George Orwell's novel '1984'.
  • The building is home to an office numbered 101; this was the basis for 'Room 101' from George Orwelll's novel '1984', where one's worst nightmares come true.
  • On completion, Senate House was London's tallest secular building, second only to the Palace of Westminster.
  • Senate House is Grade II* Listed.

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Location

Malet Street
WC1 E7HU
United Kingdom

Technical Data

209.97 ft
209.97 ft
19
1932
1937

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

general contractor

Features & Amenities

  • National landmark