A profile of the Bank

A very interesting article for anyone who’s fascinated by odd buildings: a profile on the Bank of England, including some facts about the second largest gold bullion in the world being below the Bank, and how the vaults underneath the 3 acre site of the Bank in the heart of the city being larger in floor space than Tower 42: Having said that anyone that’s followed the history of London buildings will know that floor space was always Tower 42 (or as it was then: The Natwest Tower’s) achilles heal, it’s unique cantilevered design that gives it such a small street footprint impinging on it’s internal square footage from the very moment it was placed on the drawing board, although at the time of design the lack of internal pillars within each ‘leaf’ of the tower was seen as sufficient as they’d failed to foresee the future of large electronic trading floors.

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