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Rebuild << Rewind: The Office – Eagle Star

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Minories

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EC3N 1DY

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Join us for the lecture series by Chris Rogers during the London Architecture Festival, hosted by PLP Architecture.


Where successive buildings have been erected on the same spot in the City of London for the same patron, the historic layering of site, client and architect is powerful. Step behind today’s façade as author Chris Rogers reveals fascinating architectural connections – including fragments, routes and even rooms – across three generations of rebuilding.

This talk looks at three impressive blocks occupying the prestigious address of 1 Threadneedle Street, all built by the commercial firm Eagle Star. Those from before and after World War 2 were for its own use; a surprisingly subtle Post-Modernist successor by Fitzroy Robinson was for rental to others, yet its presence and surroundings echo both.

So travel back in time this summer, and discover how memories of the Square Mile’s ownership, activities and pathways are preserved in its architecture.

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