A Different Place


BLOG - Shell #a

More ephemera for the collection. This time a handsome guide from the Viewing Gallery on the 25th Floor of Shell Centre in London (317 feet above sea level).

I don’t know a great deal about the Shell Centre other than that it was one of the tallest buildings in London when it was finished in 1961. Although thanks to this guide I do now know that the building is “351 feet high, just 14 feet lower than the cross of St Paul’s Cathedral across the river” and that at the time the guide was printed was “the largest office building in Europe”.

The guide comes with some fine pictorial guides of the various views from the 25th floor. Views which don’t include 20 Fenchurch Street, 8 Walworth Road or the second-tallest free-standing structure in the UK (go Emley Moor!) that is currently found at 32 London Bridge Street.

My how times have changed.

The view South:BLOG - Shell #b
BLOG - Shell #c

The view North West:BLOG - Shell #eBLOG - Shell #d

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