December 13, 2004
The Gherkin of the thirties

This evening I walked home from a meeting past this building, which I've always been rather fond of, in a fascist kind of way.

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It's 55 Broadway, the headquarters of London Underground, and it doubles up as St James Park tube station. Click to get it bigger.

Here are some more pictures of this building (and frankly rather better ones), and of others by the same designer, Charles Holden.

When 55 Broadway was built, it was the tallest office building in London. So I guess that means that in those days, cathedrals were bigger than office blocks.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 10:48 PM
Category: Architecture