Lloyd's building London at dusk, Lime St, England
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
File size:53.6 MB (2.2 MB Compressed download)
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Dimensions:5008 x 3744 px | 42.4 x 31.7 cm | 16.7 x 12.5 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:11 September 2012
Location:One Lime Street, London, England, EC3M 7HA UK
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"