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World Trade Centre

Identification

World Trade Centre
138913

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Structure in General

high-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
steel

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • This building began life in 1991 as the World Trade Centre, a 19-storey office building capped with a pyramid. On September 2nd 1996, the building was heavily damaged by an IRA bomb, detonated at South Quay, and was vacated.
  • This was cancelled in 2002 due to the poor commercial property market. In 2003, Hilton Hotels signed as the operator for a hotel on the site, and in 2004 preparation began on site to create a new building utilising the original steel frame.
  • In 2001, the disused building was stripped to the core in preparation for redevelopment. The pyramid and four upper floors were removed, leaving only a 15-storey steel frame.
  • A redevelopment was proposed as part of the World Trade Centre London project, which would have seen the steel frame reclad to create several self-contained office buildings known as One, Two and Three World Trade Centre London.

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Location

Marsh Wall
Marsh Wall
E14 9
Tower Hamlets
London
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

291.99 ft
291.99 ft
19
1991
1996
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