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Report - 10 Trinity Square, Londinium. April 2011

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by vwdirtboy, Jun 3, 2011.

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    The headquarters of the Port of London Authority bought the three-acre site of 10 Trinity Square in 1912. At the time it comprised Georgian residences, warehouses and offices. The Board of the PLA then ran an architectural competition for the design of a new headquarters building, with strict rules that it should be visible from the river. The architect Sir Edwin Cooper was the successful applicant, and the building was officially opened by the Prime Minister David Lloyd George in 1922. Its entrance was surmounted by a flat-topped masonry tower containing a series of sculptures by Albert Hodge, representing commerce, navigation, exportation and, to symbolise the River Thames and the prosperity it bore.

    The building was badly damaged by enemy bombing during World War II, and when rebuilt in the 1970s a functional rectangular office block was built to occupy the central part of the building which was destroyed in the war. The building was occupied as the European headquarters of insurance company Willis following the relocation of the PLA.

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    Thanks fer looking!
     

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