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New Zealand House

Identification

New Zealand House
New Zealand High Commission
110725

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
concrete
international style

Usages

diplomatic office
restaurant

Facts

  • The foundation stone was laid by the Prime Minister of New Zealand.
  • In 1995 New Zealand House became Grade II Listed.
  • New Zealand House is home to the New Zealand High Commission (embassy).
  • The lower walls are clad with travertine from Belgium.
  • The height of the building was originally to have been taller but was restricted by the London County Council and Royal Fine Art Commission.
  • The building was the first tower block to be built in central London after World War II.
  • The building's podium was deliberately aligned with adjacent buildings designed by John Nash.
  • A terrace surrounds the penthouse on the top floor.

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Location

80 Haymarket
80 Haymarket
SW1Y 4
London
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

225.00 ft
225.00 ft
225.00 ft
19
1959
1963

Features & Amenities

  • National landmark
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