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City Point Building London

Moor Lane Office Tower design by Santiago Calatrava / Sheppard Robson in England, United Kingdom

12 Sep 2010

City Point London Building

Location: Moor Lane

Date built: 2002

Design: Santiago Calatrava / Sheppard Robson

Photographs © Nick Weall Jun 2009:

City Point building in London by Calatrava

City Point London tower by Santiago Calatrava architect
photos © Nick Weall

Photographs © Adrian Welch Sep 2010:
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Address: 1 Ropemaker Street, EC2Y

According to Emporis the building was built in 1967 as Brittanic House, a 122m (399ft) headquarters for British Petroleum. An extensive refurbishment, designed by Sheppard Robson International and completed in 2000, increased the floorplates and added height to the top floor.

Britannic House was then renamed CityPoint. CityPoint is the City of London’s largest commercial office building in terms of rentable floorspace.

CityPoint was the City of London’s second tallest building upon completion in 2000, but was overtaken in 2002 by the 179.8m (590ft) 30 St Mary Axe.
The original design proposed by Santiago Calatrava included an enormous fin on top of the building that would have taken the height to 203m (666ft), but this plan was rejected because of fears it would spoil views of St. Paul’s Cathedral.

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photographs © Adrian Welch, may 2007

City Point architect : Santiago Calatrava

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Buildings for the Moor Lane London page welcome

City Point architects : Sheppard Robson

A tower design by architect Santiago Calatrava for this site was rejected because there were worries the fin on the top would ruin views of St Pauls.
This site was occupied by Britannic House which British Petroleum sold to Wates City for £300 million making it the most expensive piece of real estate per acre on the planet.
Date: 1997
Roof Height: (AGL)203.00

Location: Moor Lane, London, England, UK

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Key Designs close by to Moor Lane:

60-70 St Mary Axe
Design: Foggo Associates Architects
60-70 St Mary Axe Skyscraper
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60-70 St Mary Axe Building

1 Undershaft Tower
Design: Eric Parry Architects
1 Undershaft Skyscraper in London by Eric Parry
image : DBOX, courtesy Eric Parry Architects
1 Undershaft Tower City of London

Alban Gate, 125 London Wall, City of London
Dates built:1987-92
Design: Terry Farrell & Company
Alban Gate
pictures © AW
Alban Gate

Aldermanbury Square
Dates built: 2007-08
Design: Eric Parry Architects
Aldermanbury Square
picture © AW
Aldermanbury Square – Stirling Prize Nominee 2009

London Wall office towers:
London Wall office
pictures © AW
London Wall office

Lloyds Building

Swiss Re

Paternoster Square buildings

St Paul’s Cathedral

Santiago Calatrava Architect

Greenwich Project by Santiago Calatrava

City Point photographs taken with Panasonic DMC-FX01 lumix camera; Leica lense: 2816×2112 pixels – original photos available upon request: info(at)

London Architecture

London Skyscrapers

Santiago Calatrava Architecture

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