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Tower 42, London
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Tower 42 is the third-tallest skyscraper in the City of London and the eighth tallest in Greater London. Its original name was the National Westminster Tower, having been built to house the National Westminster Bank's international headquarters. Seen from above, the shape of the tower resembles that of the NatWest logo (three chevrons in a hexagonal arrangement).The tower, designed by Richard Seifert and engineered by Pell Frischmann, is located at 25 Old Broad Street. It was built by John Mowlem & Co between 1971 and 1980, first occupied in 1980, and formally opened on 11 June 1981 by Queen Elizabeth II.The construction cost was £72 million. It is 183m high, which made it the tallest building in the United Kingdom until the topping out of One Canada Square at Canary Wharf in 1990. It held the status of tallest building in the City of London for 30 years, until it was surpassed by the Heron Tower in December 2009.The building today is multi-tenanted and comprises Grade A office space and restaurant facilities, with one restaurant situated on the 24th floor, and the other, a champagne and seafood bar, on the 42nd floor. In 2011 it was bought by the South African businessman Nathan Kirsh for £282.5 million.
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  • Not the experience had been hoping for. Conversation in bar difficult given the loud 'music'. Great view from restaurant. Average service. Good food.Lack of attention to detail would expect at this pr...  more »
  • Tower 42 is in London's financial district in the vicinity of Liverpool Street. It was completed in 1980 and is the second-tallest building in the city of London with 183 metres above sea level. The House is one of the few skyscrapers in the city of London. You can see him because that acts at the top of a narrower part as subsequently set up. There is also a cocktail bar on the upper floors. Bottom line: If you look on the skyline of the financial district, is also the Tower 42. extra must not go one but.
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  • I have been to Tower 42 a few times, and every time it has been a great experience. I am not great with heights, so found it just about manageable. You go up in a lift and come out just a few paces fr...  more »