Dr Jonathan Foyle, architectural historian and novice climber, scales Britain's most iconic structures, to reveal the buildings' secrets
Runtime: 30 minutes
Climbing Great Buildings - Lloyd's building - Netflix
The Lloyd's building (sometimes known as the Inside-Out Building) is the home of the insurance institution Lloyd's of London. It is located on the former site of East India House in Lime Street, in London's main financial district, the City of London. The building is a leading example of radical Bowellism architecture in which the services for the building, such as ducts and lifts, are located on the exterior to maximise space in the interior. Twenty-five years after completion in 1986, the building received Grade I listing in 2011; it was the youngest structure ever to obtain this status. It is said by Historic England to be “universally recognised as one of the key buildings of the modern epoch”.
Climbing Great Buildings - See also - Netflix
Willis Building, opposite at 51 Lime Street, on the site of a former Lloyd's building 30 St Mary Axe – Norman Foster's gherkin-shaped skyscraper nearby 122 Leadenhall Street – a skyscraper opposite on the northern side of Leadenhall Street 52–54 Lime Street – a skyscraper proposed for construction opposite List of tallest buildings and structures in London
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