- Broadgate Tower
building_name= Broadgate Tower
year_built= 2005 - 2008
Bishopsgate, City of London, Englandflagicon|England
Skidmore Owings and Merrill
contractor= Bovis Lendlease
emporis_id= The Broadgate Tower is a
skyscraperin London's main financial district, the City of London. It was constructed from 2005 to 2008 and is currently the third tallest building in the City of London.
Built at an estimated cost of £240 million, it marked the next major phase of construction in the Broadgate estate that began in the 1980s to provide high-specification office space for the Square Mile.
The Broadgate Tower was designed by
Skidmore, Owings & Merrilland developed by British Land. It utilises air-rights in the form of sitting on a large construction raft that has been built over the entrance to Liverpool Street Station. One notable feature will be the first ever double-decker lifts to be used in the United Kingdom.
As the tower lies over major railway lines heading into Liverpool Street, groundwork took longer than would normally be expected for a tower of this size. However, the steel core has the advantage of a quicker finish than a concrete core. It is the first skyscraper to be built in London since
One Churchill Place.
30 St Mary Axeand Tower 42in the background. South Bank.
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* [http://www.201bishopsgateandthebroadgatetower.com http://www.201bishopsgateandthebroadgatetower.com] - Promotional website.
* [http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=1639 The Broadgate Tower on Skyscrapernews]
* [http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=457779 Broadgate Tower construction thread] - Photos and discussions of the tower, with regular updates.
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