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Exchange Building
Broadgate, London
associated engineer
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Inc
date  1991
era  Modern  |  category  Building  |  reference  TQ321819
A giant, square office block built as part of Liverpool Street Station's Broadgate development.
The Exchange Building's construction owes much to bridge technology. The steel frame of the building is suspended between four parabolic arches which span the railway tracks running north from the station. These arches rest on eight piers, which bear the weight of the entire building. The peak of the arch reaches the ninth of 12 storeys, and creates a dramatic line against each side of the otherwise plain, square structure.
Offices on the south side command a clear view of the interior of Liverpool Street Station's vaulted train sheds.
Construction: Bovis and Schal
reference sources   LG/SJ

Exchange Building