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    Default London - Swiss Re

    Architect: Foster and Partners

    Style: Modern

    Year: 2003

    Description: Headquarters for Swiss Re





    Towers of the past and future (Tower of London - 900 year old castle)























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    1) How much do you travel?

    2) Is that double bar up top permanent? I hope not.

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    that's one of the best looking skyscrapers in London, if not, the whole of Europe. It would have looked better if they built it taller.

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    I like this building, but it is science-fiction architecture. In every photograph it looks like it was photo-montaged in as a computer rendering. It looks like the alien that landed in the middle of the city. Martian architecture.

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    That's right.
    But it didn't change the cityscape as much as I thought it would.

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    Bloody brilliant.

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    Bloody brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gulcrapek
    1) How much do you travel?

    2) Is that double bar up top permanent? I hope not.
    I think the double bar is permanent for the window washing equipment.

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    I hope it's not.
    Wasn't it only used by the construction workers ?

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    yes it was but it is also on one of the renderings.

    the building is great!
    Love it, love it, love it.
    I also have an apartment in canary wharf and i have a great veiw of the building.
    Best thing that happend to london!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gulcrapek
    1) How much do you travel?

    2) Is that double bar up top permanent? I hope not.
    1) Not much really...I was only there for 5 days

    2) I am not sure...

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    I visited London this spring and didn't no nothing about this building. When I first saw it, I couldn't believe my eyes. I love it!

    Patrick

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    uhuh, well Ive been following its construction for ages.

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