"Tower 42" Architectural Tip by kris-t

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  Tower 42
by kris-t

Favorite thing: Tower 42 is a skyscraper in London, the tallest in the City of London, at 25 Old Broad Street. It was originally built for the National Westminster Bank, hence its older name, the NatWest Tower. Seen from above, the Tower closely resembles the NatWest logo (three chevrons in a hexagonal arrangement). The tower, designed by Richard Seifert, was built between 1971 and 1979, and opened in 1980, costing a total of £72 million.

Fondest memory: The tower also features an expensive seafood and champagne bar on the 42nd floor called Vertigo 42. Its height affords patrons an excellent view westwards across central London and beyond.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 20, 2006
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