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On a sunny day last summer, the 37-storey Walkie Talkie received light in its vast glass facade and reflected powerful rays at its surroundings. Soldier Jason Burns came home from Afghanistan with back pain and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
One of the architects behind London's famous Gherkin skyscraper has now turned against glass buildings. Is it time tall towers were made out of something else? asks the BBC's Hannah Sander...But 10 years after it was opened, one of the designers
Hang on, this looks a bit familiar... 'Crayfish Mansion' in eastern China bears remarkable resemblance to London's Gherkin Last updated at 4:58 PM on 30th December 2011 This iconic building will be a familiar sight for anyone who has gazed at London'
Every once in a while, a thought bubble drops from the sky and bursts on the surface of Earth, displacing conventional thinking about architecture. If you put your ear to the ground, you can catch the ripple effect spreading to, say, the poshest
Dan Chung for the Guardian Furious lobbying from the City looks likely to prevent the listing of the 1980s-built complex in Broadgate that has become a tug of war between financiers and conservationists. English Heritage last week recommended that
Now the Broadgate complex is being threatened with the wrecking ball just as it is being considered as the first major building of its era to be given listed status. When the banking hub opened in 1985, its architects captured the soaring confidence
Broadgate, London review The proposed new HQ of Swiss bank UBS is an aloof fortress that ignores its responsibilities to the wider community Ken Shuttleworth's design for the future offices of UBS at 5 Broadgate: There are terraces high up for staff,
Norman Foster at the Gherkin in London at its opening in May 2004. Photograph: Dan Chung/The Guardian It was the misfortune of Nursultan Nazarbayev, president of Kazakhstan, that his £37m Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, a 62-metre-high pyramid