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Mondial House

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Identification

Mondial House
159905

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
concrete
white
brutalism

Usages

commercial office
fire station

Facts

  • Planned in 1970, Mondial House was originally conceived to house Europe's largest international telecommunications switching centre.
  • Mondial House was designed so that it would not impede the sight lines of St. Paul's Cathedral.
  • The building was constructed on the churchyard of All Hallows the Great.
  • The upper receding tiers of Mondial House resembled those of a ziggurat and were clad in fibreglass.
  • In the 1980s the building acquired the telephone exchange responsibilities originally vested in the Faraday Building.
  • The fire station in the northwest wing was incorporated into Watermark Place.
  • Mondial House was described by Prince Charles as "dreadful"; he compared it to a giant word processor.
  • On 31st December 2004, Mondial House ceased to be an operational British Telecom building.

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Location

90-94 Upper Thames Street
90-94 Upper Thames Street
EC4
City of London
London
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

135.83 ft
135.83 ft
12
1975
1978
2007

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