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99 Bishopsgate

Identification

99 Bishopsgate
HSBC City Tower
110682

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
curtain wall
modernism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • 99 Bishopsgate began life as the London headquarters of HongKong Bank. On Saturday 24th April 1993, the IRA detonated a truck bomb on Old Broad Street, killing 1 person and injuring 44. Heavy damage was sustained by both 99 Bishopsgate and the neighbouring NatWest Tower (now Tower 42), with both buildings left needing extensive reconstruction.
  • On completion the building incorporated the fastest lifts in Europe, which travelled at 6.5 metres (21.3 feet) per second.
  • Following the bombing of 1993, the building acquired a blue glass curtain wall, an additional two storeys to the podium and a circular entrance hall.
  • The tower underwent a 14-month restoration and refurbishment following the bomb attack, re-opening in 1995 as a multi-let office building. The refurbishment included refreshing the exterior curtain wall, which now uses low-e glass, providing a thermal break giving a high acoustic performance.

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Location

99 Bishopsgate
EC2M 3XD
City of London
London
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

339.90 ft
339.90 ft
26
1974
1976
1995

Involved Companies

acoustics consultant, developer, elevator supplier

1995

GMW Architects
Bovis Construction Ltd.
Waterman Group PLC
Permasteelisa (UK) Ltd.
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