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Nat West Tower Architecture

Key London Skyscraper design by Richard Seifert, England, UK

page updated 24 Jun 2014

Tower 42

formerly Nat West Tower
Dates built: 1971-1980
Architect: Richard Seifert – R. Seifert & Partners

New photo from 12 Nov 2012:

Nat West Tower
photograph © Adrian Welch

Address: 25 Old Broad Street, City of London, EC2

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photos © Nick Weall

Delayed completion due to planning problems

1995 refurbished
GMW Architects
current refurbishment
Fletcher Priest Architects

183m high, 47 floors

Tallest building in London until 1 Canada Square in 1990
Damaged by IRA bomb in 1993
Currently multi-occupancy

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photographs © Adrian Welch

Vertigo 42: seafood & champagne bar on Floor 42

The construction cost was £72 million (approximately £311 million today). It is 183 metres (600 ft) high, which made it the tallest building in the United Kingdom until the topping out of One Canada Square at Canary Wharf in 1990.

It was the tallest building to have been built in London in the 1980s. It held the status of tallest building in the City of London for 30 years, until it was surpassed by the Heron Tower in December 2009.

The building today is multi-tenanted and comprises Grade A office space and restaurant facilities, with restaurants on the 24th and 42nd floors. In 2011, it was bought by the South African businessman Nathan Kirsh for £282.5 million.

Tower 42 : Redevelopment proposals by Studio Egret West
Nat West Tower London
image from architect

Natwest Tower architect : Richard Seifert

Location: 25 Old Broad Street, City of London, south east England, UK

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Key London Skyscraper Buildings

30 St Mary Axe – nicknamed ‘The Gherkin’
Swiss Re
picture © Adrian Welch
Swiss Re Tower
Commissioned by Swiss Re, one of the worlds leading reinsurance companies, it rises forty-one storeys. The skyscraper provides 76,400 sqm of accommodation, including a variety of office spaces and a shopping arcade accessed from a newly created public plaza. At the top of the building London’s highest occupied floor – is a club room that offers a spectacular 360-degree panorama across the capital.

Centre Point Tower
Centre Point Tower

The Scalpel
Design: Kohn Pederson Fox – KPF
The Scalpel Tower Lime Street
image courtesy of the architects
The Scalpel City of London Skyscraper

Lloyds Building
Lloyds Building
photo © AW
Lloyds Building

122 Leadenhall Street, City of London
Design: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
122 Leadenhall Street
image : Cityscape
122 Leadenhall Street

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