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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