Leadenhall Building by Alex Tai (England Photo Spot)

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Leadenhall Building - Photo by Alex Tai

The Leadenhall Building is a soaring 740ft skyscraper that has been nicknamed “The Cheesegrater” because of its distinctive wedge shape. The tower features a tapered glass façade on one side which reveals steel bracings, along with a ladder frame to emphasize the vertical appearance of the building. It also appears to anchor the tower to the ground, giving a sense of strength. The base features a 30m high atrium which is open to the public and extends the adjacent plaza. The flat side of the building is also encased in glass, and houses the mechanical services, in particular the elevator shafts. These have been turned into an architectural feature – deliberately showing off the elevator machinery with bright orange painted counterweights and the actual elevator motors themselves. (London, England)

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