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Image title: London Millbank Tower (with comments by Eddy Rhead)

London Millbank Tower (with comments by Eddy Rhead)

Millbank Tower is located on the north bank of the Thames not far from the Palace of Westminster. It was one of London's first high rise office buildings, dating from 1963. The Labour Party headquarters was moved here prior to the 1997 general election but they later moved out due to the high rent. The tower is 382 feet high.

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"Millbank Tower was originally called Vickers Tower after the principal occupant, and during the sixties it was one of London's most fashionable buildings. When it was built in 1963 it was the tallest building in London, and whilst there was a cap on building heights in London at the time, it was allowed to be so tall because it was deemed far enough away from any other historical buildings, such as the Houses of Parliament, as to not overshadow them. Much of the building's interest is in the unusual Diablo shape and it is now Grade II listed."
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Title:
London Millbank Tower (with comments by Eddy Rhead)

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Filename:
LonMillbankTwr5811.jpg

ID number:
8184

Technical details:
Fuji Finepix S3

London modern architecture, modern architecture London, skyscrapers London, London skyscrapers, London office buildings, office lettings London, commercial property London, London office buildings, River Thames, London

Date created:
2005-08-11

Aidan O'RourkeAidan O'Rourke has been active in photography and online media since 1995. He has documented the development of the local area in his Eyewitness website (1997-2005) and as a contributor to books, publications and the Manchester Evening News. He runs his Eyewitness photography walks in Manchester, Liverpool and other locations. He offers one-to-one tuition in Photography and Languages. He is a high-level speaker of German and can offer photography walks and tours through the medium of German. Visit www.aidan.co.uk

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