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Queen Anne's Mansions

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Identification

Queen Anne's Mansions
291708

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Structure in General

high-rise building
demolished [destroyed]

Usages

residential

Facts

  • Queen Anne's Mansions was built by a banker called Henry Hanley. It was largely built without the input of an architect, although ER Robson became involved during the latter stages of construction.
  • The building triggered fears that London would be overwhelmed by high-rise development, and led indirectly to the establishment of a building height limit of 100 feet (30 metres), set by the London Fire Act in 1894.
  • The building was demolished in 1971, to make way for 102 Petty France - which is taller.
  • Queen Victoria complained that the block interrupted her view of the Palace of Westminster, when looking from Buckingham Palace across St. James's Park.

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Location

Queen Anne's Gate
Queen Anne's Gate
SW1
London
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

154.20 ft
154.20 ft
13
1873
1888
1971
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