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The Montevetro Building 1994-2000©️📷 Lorenz Frenzen/RSHP - A high-end residential project which occupies a prime site fronting the River Thames, formerly occupied by the old Hovis flour mill, and facing west towards Cheyne Walk, Chelsea - Designed by Senior Partner Graham Stirk; key team members Andrew Morris, Richard Rogers, Maurice Brennan, Andy Bryce and the late Amo Kalsi. #rogersstirkharbour #architecture #grahamstirk

Construction shot of Geneva Airport Aile Est - Designed by Senior Partner Graham Stirk, key team members include Partners Stephen Barrett and Lennart Grut, Project Lead Douglas Paul; due for completion in September 2020 ©️📷John McElgunn @mcelgunn_man_in_black The Aile Est (East Wing) at @geneveaeroport is designed to meet the objective of delivering an energy positive building in regards to energy consumption. In order to reach this objective, the building will rely on a holistic sustainable strategy consisting of the following elements: approximately 4000sqm of photovoltaic panels on the roof, 110 geothermal piles for heating and cooling, high-performance glazed facades with solar protection guaranteeing a low dependency on artificial lighting, detailed analysis of thermal performance to eliminate cold-bridges, energy-efficient chilled ceilings throughout, LED lighting strategy with responsive control systems and low water consumption methods such as rainwater harvesting. #grahamstirk #construction #rshp #rogersstirkharbour #genevaairport

Construction shot of the steel frame of the new pier at Geneva Airport, Aile Est - Taken by Partner John McElgunn on his recent site visit. The project is designed by Senior Partner Graham Stirk; Project Lead Douglas Paul; due for completion in September 2020 ©️📷John McElgunn/RSHP @mcelgunn_man_in_black • • • The Aile Est (East Wing) will enable @geneveaeroport to strengthen its position in the Central Europe region as well as acting as a gateway to the city of Geneva. The new world-class passenger facilities will replace existing facilities that were built for temporary use in the mid-1970’s. The Aile Est will serve Non-Schengen flights, in particular, medium and long-haul carriers. It consists of a “processor” with immigration and emigration passport control booths and Non-Schengen departure and arrival gates with the capacity to accommodate airline lounges at mezzanine level. #grahamstirk #construction #rshp #rogersstirkharbour #genevaairport

Construction shot of Geneva Airport Aile Est - Designed by Senior Partner Graham Stirk, key team members include Partners Stephen Barrett and Lennart Grut, Project Lead Douglas Paul; due for completion in September 2020 ©️📷Douglas Paul/RSHP The Aile Est (East Wing) will enable @geneveaeroport to strengthen its position in the Central Europe region as well as acting as a gateway to the city of Geneva. The new world-class passenger facilities will replace existing facilities that were built for temporary use in the mid-1970’s. The Aile Est will serve Non-Schengen flights, in particular, medium and long haul carriers. Six out of seven of the gates will be contact-stands designed to accommodate code C/D/E and F aircrafts. Four of the contact-stands will be “MARS” stands designed to serve two aircrafts at once. #grahamstirk #construction #rshp #rogersstirkharbour #genevaairport

The Inside-Out Building. Twenty-five years after completion in 1986, the building received Grade I listing in 2011; it was the youngest structure ever to obtain this status. It is said by Historic England to be "universally recognised as one of the key buildings of the modern epoch". ——————————————— #wikipedia #lloydsbuilding #lloydsbank #lloydsbankinggroup #insurance #limestreet #london #travel #buildings #buildingstyles #streetvideo #streetvideography #travelvideo #travelvideography #financialdistrict #financialdistrictlondon #architecture #bowellism #bowellismarchitecture #ducts #lifts #ec3 #officebuilding #1986 #richardrogers #grahamstirk #ivanharbour #chriswilkinson

"An obsession with quality has been the hallmark of The Macallan since its founding by Alexander Reid on a plateau above the river Spey in north-east Scotland. The distillery is surrounded by a 150 hectare estate with Easter Elchies House at its heart." . . . #macallan #themacallan #keepersofthequaich #spey #speyside #whiskycapital #highlands #scotland #distillery #whisky #whiskytour #edrington #grahamstirk #architecture #singlemalt #suntory #alexbostan #cocktailconnoisseur #mixologist #bartender #london #bray #edinburgh #ytlhotels #monkeyislandestate #uk #foodandbeverage #drinksindustry #slainte #scotch

Time lapse of Leadenhall building, designed by Senior Partner Graham Stirk; the northern support core showing the lifts and services. The northern support core is conceived as a detached tower containing all passenger and goods lifts, service risers, on-floor plant and WCs. Three groups of passenger lifts serve the low-, mid- and high-rise sections of the buildings, and are connected by two transfer lobbies at levels 10 and 24. #rshp #rogersstirkharbour • • • #leadenhall #leadenhallbuidling #cheesegrater #architecture #grahamstirk 📷©️RSHP

Graphic of The Macallan Distillery in Speyside Scotland designed by Senior Partner Graham #rshp #rogersstirkharbour #rogersstirkharbourpartners #grahamstirk #rshp #distillery @the_macallan

Thomas Croft
(@thomas__croft)

2018-09-26 12:08:57

Inside the mothership that’s #onehydepark - great visit today with #serpentinepatrons @serpentineuk @rogersstirkharbour Nice job by my old next door neighbour #grahamstirk

Burlington Gate
(@burlingtongate)

2018-09-19 09:42:51

Native Land was delighted to host one of the lead-up dinners ahead of the 2019 Brainstorm Design Conference in Singapore, at Burlington Gate. The event, run by @wallpapermag, Time Inc and @fortunemag, allows leading global figures in design to get together and share ideas, which then will set the agenda for the upcoming conference in March next year. Along with Tony Chambers, Clay Chandler and Graham Stirk, Native Land’s Dan Clarke welcomed the guests to the event, discussing our commitment as a company to high quality, imaginative and sustainable design. Images: Peter Dench ©️

Native Land
(@nativeland_ltd)

2018-09-17 09:24:36

Native Land was delighted to host one of the lead-up dinners ahead of the 2019 Brainstorm Design Conference in Singapore, at Burlington Gate. The event, run by @wallpapermag, Time Inc and @fortunemag, allows leading global figures in design to get together and share ideas, which then will set the agenda for the upcoming conference in March next year. Along with Tony Chambers, Clay Chandler and Graham Stirk, Native Land’s Dan Clarke welcomed the guests to the event, discussing our commitment as a company to high quality, imaginative and sustainable design. Images: Peter Dench ©️

Riverlight - a mixed-use development designed by Senior Partner Graham Stirk, also one of this year’s 2018 RIBA national award winners. This image shows the core viewed from the landscaped gardens ©️📷Anthony Coleman #rogersstirkharbour #rshp #rogersstirkharbourpartners • • • #riverlight #grahamstirk #ribanationalaward #archilovers #architecture

Graphic of 425 Park Avenue, New York 2012-2015; competition scheme designed by Graham Stirk, key team members Andrew Morris and Simon Davis 📷Tom Birtles/RSHP #grahamstirk #architecture #skyscraper

Tim Weller
(@tweller)

2018-09-08 05:37:06

Palmy

Graphic of Potsdammer Platz masterplan, Berlin 1991 📷Tom Birtles/RSHP - Designed by Project Partners Senior Partner Graham Stirk and Partner Richard Paul #masterplan #berlin #grahamstirk #potsdammerplatz

Native Land
(@nativeland_ltd)

2018-08-15 09:14:39

Our development on the South Bank #neobankside set the precedence in establishing Bankside as a sought after residential location. This development, designed by @rogersstirkharbour takes on the industrial heritage of the area to create four striking ‘pavilions’ rising in sequence with unparalleled views towards The City and St Paul’s Cathedral.

A short clip from the series of films by @phixlondon about @the_macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience, designed by Senior Partner Graham Stirk. This one focuses on the roof, designed to reflect the hills surrounding the site. This series of short films can be viewed on our youtube channel! #macallandistillery #whiskydistillery #phixlondon #grahamstirk

Graphic of the Leadenhall Building, designed by Senior Partner Graham Stirk ©📷 RSHP #grahamstirk #leadenhallbuilding #cheesegrater #cheesegraterbuilding

Graphic of One Hyde Park - designed by Senior Partner Graham Stirk #grahamstirk #onehydepark #residentialdevelopment

Reuters Data Centre Service Tower, London; Designed by Senior Partners Ivan Harbour, Graham Stirk and Partner Andrew Morris and John Young - Detail showing the covered circulation zones linking the various elements of the building ©📷 Katsuhisa Kida #reutersdatacenter #grahamstirk #ivanharbour #blackandwhitephotography

One Hyde Park: façade detail - Designed by Senior Partner Graham Stirk - This is a Knightsbridge-based residential development comprising 86 apartments, duplexes plus retail units at ground floor level. The design sought to complement the existing streetscape of Knightsbridge with materials such as red-brown copper alloy façades chosen to reflect the colouring and texture of the surrounding red brick buildings #residentialdevelopment #onehydepark #grahamstirk ©📷Edmund Sumner

Vincci Poesie
(@vinccipoesie)

2018-06-23 00:38:06

88 Wood Street by Richard Roger and Graham Stirk, 1998 📞

Ahead of the France v Peru game tonight, I’d like to take the opportunity to share some of our recent French projects - Which team will you be supporting? Image 1: An early competition sketch by Graham Stirk of the recently completed Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport T1 ©📷 RSHP Image 2: Architectural Visualisation of the Centre de Conservation du Louvre in Lievin 📷 © RSHP Image 3: A hand sketch of the currently on-going Gare de Lyon by Nicola Carnevali

Mitja Kobal
(@mitja_kobal)

2018-06-20 07:28:57

The Leadenhall Building and Lloyd’s of London 🇬🇧 | @rogersstirkharbour architects. …upward view of the iconic hi-tech architecture in central London. •• Technicalities: 3x vertical shift panorama #canon5dmkiv + #canontse17mm + #feisol ct3472 + #leefilters + #captureonepro •• #lloyds #lloydsbuilding #lloydsoflondon #london #exterior #londonarchitecture #thecity #architecture #richardrogers #grahamstirk #ivanharbour #architecture_magazine #archimagazine #modernarchitecture #archidesign #archidaily #architecturelovers #archunter #designboom #iconic #iconicarchitecture #industrialdesign #hightech #lookingup_architecture #cityscape

Jeremiah Johnson
(@j2arkitekt)

2018-05-31 15:01:08

Day seventeen. Part four. NEO Bankside Housing project designed by Rogers, Stirk, Harbour + Partners. Fantastic grouping of four towers around a lush courtyard. The residents enter through the courtyard and the outside face of the ground level is a series of retail spaces. #architecture #travel #london #england #rogersstirkharbour #richardrogers #grahamstirk

Concept sketches Some early sketches of the Macallan Distillery roof form by Graham Stirk during the development of the competition #macallan #macallandistillery #architecturaldrawing #architecturalsketches #grahamstirk

Upshoot
(@upshoot_uk)

2018-01-08 08:07:45

‘Grater’ skyline

The Leadenhall Building Thanks for all the ‘likes’ and comments this week and I hope you enjoyed the pics and the story of this unique project. Congratulations to all involved, starting with Senior Design Partner Graham Stirk and lead engineer Damian Eley, together with all the dedicated individuals who made this building a reality. Until next time... have a great weekend everybody! #theleadenhallbuilding #cheesegraterldn #rshp #richardrogers #grahamstirk #ivanharbour #skyline #arup #archdaily #archilovers #britishsteel #construction #cityscape #designboom #diagonal_symmetry #iconic #laingorourke #severfield #steelwork #thecity #london

Node 7 - The Leadenhall Building Here we can see the X shaped node 7 to the front of the building, giving the distinct diamond pattern to the structure when viewed from the south. Located at each megabeam level (the distinct horizontal line breaking the outer layer of the triple skin facade) each node picks up 4 diagonal columns, 2 from above and 2 from below. The megabeam helps break up the scale of the glass facade whilst giving legibility to the 7 storey modulation of the superstructure. Look closely and you will see it also creates a home for the distinctive red aviation lighting too. One of Lloyd’s of London’s service towers with external ductwork and blue roof crane can be seen in the foreground. #rshp #arup #severfield #laingorourke #theleadenhallbuilding #thecheesegrater #london #skyline #thecity #architecture #steelwork #richardrogers #grahamstirk #designboom #diagonal_symmetry #lookingup_architecture #skyscraping_architecture #archilovers #archdaily #architecturalphotography #architecturaldigest #harmonyoflight #lloyds #lloydsoflondon #lloydsbuilding #cheesegraterldn

West Facade Here we can see the completed west facade. You can see the 7 storey modulation of the megaframe, node 5 connecting the diagonals to the vertical columns, and node 3 connecting the megabeam into K-Brace columns. The stiff K-braces can be seen marching up the back of the braced tube megaframe from which the lighter weight North Core takes its restraint. ...In the words of Hannibal Smith, “I love it when a plan comes together”... #rshp #arup #london #skyline #thecity #architecture #richardrogers #grahamstirk #ivanharbour #designboom #archilovers #archdaily #architecturalphotography #iconic #iconicarchitecture #industrialdesign #hightech #pocket_bnw #construction #laingorourke #steel #severfield #arup #cityscape #diagonal_symmetry #skyscraping_architecture #bnw #instagram

The Leadenhall Building and Lloyd’s of London You will be devastated to hear (or perhaps delighted) that today is the final day of my instagram post and this whirlwind tour of the Leadenhall Steelwork. Before I go I thought I would share some photos of the finished article. Here we have the completed Leadenhall Building opposite Lloyd’s of London, some 30 years its Junior. #rshp #arup #london #skyline #thecity #architecture #richardrogers #grahamstirk #ivanharbour #designboom #archilovers #archdaily #architecturalphotography #lloyds #lloydsbuilding #lloydsoflondon #iconic #iconicarchitecture #industrialdesign #hightech #pocket_bnw #construction #laingorourke #steel #severfield #arup #cityscape #publicrealm #publicspace

Christmas Tree - Level 45 On the last usable floor in the building the double height level 45, we find ‘The Christmas Tree’, well 2 to be precise. Due to the south facade receiving direct sun, expansion of the steelwork on this face is trying to push the building over backwards. The Christmas Trees help tie the south face structure back down to the 2 central columns, which are in turn connected to the stiff K-Brace spine at the back of the tower. Merry Christmas everyone... too early?! #theleadenhallbuilding #cheesegraterldn #construction #steel #severfield #archdaily #archilovers #architecture #architecturephotography #london #construction #rshp #rogersstirkharbour #richardrogers #grahamstirk #ivanharbour #diagonal_symmetry #designboom #britishsteel #christmastree #xmastree

North Core Outriggers As the main tower steelwork continues to grow upwards the outrigger framework starts being applied to the north Core Tables. These elements of more filagree steelwork will eventually support the lift guide-rails (and ultimately the fastest lifts in Europe) and the facade for the north core. I thought the bright red access cradle made a wonderful contrast against the striking yellow steelwork in this shot. #theleadenhallbuilding #cheesegraterldn #construction #steel #skyline #severfield #fishers #archdaily #archilovers #architecture #architecturephotography #art #london #construction #rshp #rogersstirkharbour #richardrogers #grahamstirk #ivanharbour #diagonal_symmetry #designboom #colour #yellow #britishsteel

The Galleria With the tower continuing to grow up above, the base of the building is also starting to take shape. The large public open space to the base of the building is referred to as the ‘The Galleria’ and here at almost 30m heigh we begin to get an idea how large and impressive a space it really is. To convince a developer not to build lettable area and give this over to public realm is no easy task, but undoubtedly one which helps make this a truly special project. Look closely and you can see the tiny construction workers on the ground floor. Leadenhall Street can be seen beyond, including the building on the corner opposite Lloyds which is now the site of The Scalpel. #rshp #arup #london #skyline #thecity #architecture #richardrogers #grahamstirk #ivanharbour #designboom #archilovers #archdaily #architecturalphotography #lloyds #lloydsbuilding #lloydsoflondon #iconic #iconicarchitecture #industrialdesign #hightech #pocket_bnw #construction #laingorourke #steel #severfield #arup #cityscape #publicrealm #publicspace

Willy Wonker’s Glass Elevators It wasn’t just Lloyd’s the building keeping watch over The Leadenhall Building construction but the building users too. We were afforded fabulous views of the Lloyd’s building during construction and in return they had a front row seat seeing the tower come out of the ground. This photo shows the fantastic panoramic glass lifts or ‘wall climbers’ as they are known. Borrowing from one of Lloyd’s concepts, The Leadenhall Building has taken these glazed lifts to the next generation, with the entire tower being served via scenic lifts in the north core. #rshp #arup #london #skyline #thecity #architecture #richardrogers #grahamstirk #ivanharbour #designboom #archilovers #archdaily #architecturalphotography #lloyds #lloydsbuilding #lloydsoflondon #iconic #iconicarchitecture #industrialdesign #hightech #glasslifts #sceniclifts #wallclimber

Lloyd’s of London During the construction of The Leadenhall Building, it’s older sister was keeping constant watch from over the road... what a challenge to live up to! Completed some 30 years earlier and Grade 1 listed in 2011, it is the youngest structure to ever obtain this status. English Heritage described it as “universally recognised as one of the key buildings of the modern epoch”. As an architects practice, having the opportunity to design a new London tower opposite one of your own buildings which had become so iconic was equally exciting and daunting. From a personal point of view, having the opportunity to work on a building opposite one which inspired me to become an architect was a wonderful experience. Here we can see part of the fantastic Lloyd’s elevation, including the recognisable toilet pods with circular windows. #rshp #arup #london #skyline #thecity #architecture #richardrogers #grahamstirk #ivanharbour #designboom #archilovers #archdaily #architecturalphotography #lloyds #lloydsbuilding #lloydsoflondon #iconic #iconicarchitecture #industrialdesign #hightech

Precast Concrete Floor Planks In the same way the steel frame is modularised so too are the floor slabs. The original design was a more standard composite deck where the slab also acted as a diagram for lateral stability. One of Laing O’Rourke’s specialities is their precast concrete panel construction and they were able to make significant programme reductions by implementing their precast system. Some adjustments were required to the steel framing to compensate but this proved to be an immense success on the project as a whole. Here we can see the planks being grouted into place, with St Paul’s Cathedral looking on from a distance. Once again, the temporary green steelwork can be seen framing the strong box where the planks are being fixed. #rshp #arup #severfield #laingorourke #theleadenhallbuilding #thecheesegrater #london #skyline #thecity #architecture #steelwork #richardrogers #grahamstirk #designboom #archilovers #archdaily #architecturalphotography #precast #stpaulscathedral #stpauls #steel

Up above the streets and houses... Leadenhall Rising High! Here we can see the structure rising up above the surrounding buildings, with a couple of node 5s becoming visible. These nodes sit on the east and west sides of the building and connect the vertical columns and diagonals to the mega beam every 7 floors. The strong box can be seen behind and is always the tallest point of the structure during the construction, with the surrounding frame chasing it up the building. The tower cranes are in full swing now. #rshp #arup #severfield #laingorourke #theleadenhallbuilding #thecheesegrater #london #skyline #thecity #architecture #steelwork #richardrogers #grahamstirk #designboom #diagonal_symmetry #lookingup_architecture #skyscraping_architecture #archilovers #archdaily #architecturalphotography #architecturaldigest #harmonyoflight #towercranes

North Core Tables For all you late night Instergramers here’s my final shot for today, looking up at the North Core Tables. Each table has 4 legs. Look closely at the distinctive cross-braced beams between the two closest spaced columns and you will see the joint to the centre of the cross! Nite nite and see you tomorrow. #rshp #arup #severfield #fishers #laingorourke #theleadenhallbuilding #thecheesegrater #london #skyline #thecity #architecture #steelwork #richardrogers #grahamstirk #designboom #diagonal_symmetry #lookingup_architecture #skyscraping_architecture #archilovers #archdaily #architecturalphotography #architecturaldigest #harmonyoflight

North Core So now the main frame of the building is stable, the Yellow North Core Tables detailed by Dan Wright can be stacked on top of each other and take their restraint from the main Megaframe structure. The steel table frames will eventually become the lift lobbies and toilets to each floor and are delivered and lifted into position with their services, precast floor panels and edge protection handrail already installed. At the top of the image you can still see the lifting cradle still attached. Tower 42 can be seen beyond with Foster + Partners Moor House in the distance. #rshp #arup #severfield #fishers #laingorourke #theleadenhallbuilding #thecheesegrater #london #skyline #thecity #architecture #steelwork #richardrogers #grahamstirk #designboom #diagonal_symmetry #lookingup_architecture #skyscraping_architecture #archilovers #archdaily #architecturalphotography #architecturaldigest #harmonyoflight #tower42 #natwesttower #moorhouse

Prefabricated Stairs With the Megaframe stabilised the prefabricated staircases can be dropped into the shafts created by the K-Braces. In the photo you can see the K Brace has two varieties, the top ones in this shot have a pin connection detail to their apex, this occurs every 7 Levels where the K’s connect into the underside of the Megalevel beam. One of the precast concrete risers can also be seen in this shot, together with the Aviva building and Norman Foster’s Gherkin (St Mary’s Axe) looking on. #rshp #arup #severfield #laingorourke #theleadenhallbuilding #thecheesegrater #london #skyline #thecity #architecture #steelwork #richardrogers #grahamstirk #designboom #diagonal_symmetry #lookingup_architecture #skyscraping_architecture #archilovers #archdaily #architecturalphotography #architecturaldigest #harmonyoflight #aviva #gherkin #thegherkin #stmarysaxe #normanfoster #fosterandpartners

Floor Beams So with the perimeter Megaframe and strong box built the rest of the floor framing can be installed. Generally, any visible steelwork belonging to the Megaframe is painted grey, floor framing which will be concealed after fit-out, i.e. by suspended ceilings is coloured white, temporary steelwork green and the North Core, where the lifts and service risers are located, yellow! As many of you know, structural legibility is a key concept to any building we work on. Here we see a floor beam being lifted. It’s end which connects to the Megaframe is painted grey as the connection will be visible when the building is complete. Unassuming city workers can also be seen going about their daily business below. #rshp #arup #severfield #laingorourke #theleadenhallbuilding #thecheesegrater #london #skyline #thecity #architecture #steelwork #richardrogers #grahamstirk #designboom #diagonal_symmetry #lookingup_architecture #skyscraping_architecture #archilovers #archdaily #architecturalphotography #architecturaldigest #harmonyoflight

Megalevel 1 Complete With node 7 and all the other nodes installed Megalevel 1 is complete, the internal floor beams and the floor decks can now be installed. Here we can see ‘Node 7’ sitting at the top of the unrestrained ‘Cigar Columns’ to the front of the building, with Lloyd’s of London sitting proudly beyond. #rshp #arup #severfield #laingorourke #theleadenhallbuilding #thecheesegrater #london #skyline #thecity #architecture #steelwork #richardrogers #grahamstirk #designboom #diagonal_symmetry #lookingup_architecture #skyscraping_architecture #archilovers #archdaily #architecturalphotography #architecturaldigest #harmonyoflight

‘K Brace’ Fabrication Morning all. The first picture today shows one of the ‘K Braces’ being fabricated at Severfields factory in Bolton. Now these guys were busy, they had to fabricate 220 of these in total. On the left of the photo project architect Andy Young can be seen speaking with one of the fabricators. On the right, Associate Dirk Krolikowski who designed the steelwork with lead engineer Damian Eley of Arup, and in the middle of the shot Dimitrios, quality control inspector from Laing’s... with his shopping. Don’t ask me why! #rshp #architecture #steel #archdaily #archilovers #construction #richardrogers #grahamstirk #foto_blackwhite #monochromemavens #harmonyoflight #all_bnwshots #bw_devine #bnw_unlimited #bw_perfect #excellent_bnw #bnw_drama #foto_blackwhite #bnw_worldwide #pocket_bnw #project_bnw #thecheesegrater #theleadenhallbuilding #arup #severfield #london #designboom #laingorourke #steelwork #cheesegraterldn #saycheesegrater

Lifting Eye Connections So here you can see a closer shot of the Cigar Column lift. The temporary lifting eye positions are carefully calculated so the column naturally sits as close to the correct fixing angle as possible. Clever bunch this Severfield lot! Right, it’s Friday night... I’m off for a drink! Have a good weekend everyone and I’ll post some more pics tomorrow. #rshp #architecture #steel #archdaily #archilovers #construction #richardrogers #grahamstirk #foto_blackwhite #monochromemavens #harmonyoflight #all_bnwshots #bw_devine #bnw_unlimited #bw_perfect #excellent_bnw #bnw_drama #foto_blackwhite #bnw_worldwide #pocket_bnw #project_bnw #thecheesegrater #theleadenhallbuilding #arup #severfield #london #designboom #laingorourke #steelwork #cheesegraterldn #saycheesegrater

Cigar Column Installation Once painted the members are transported by road from the paint factory in Merseyside down to London. Building the Leadenhall Tower on such a tight constrained site in central London was incredibly challenging. It’s like trying to build an 18,000 tonne ocean liner the size of the SS Great Eastern on its end in the middle of the city. This photo highlights how street life continues down below whilst the tower steadily grows above. #rshp #architecture #steel #archdaily #archilovers #construction #richardrogers #grahamstirk #foto_blackwhite #monochromemavens #harmonyoflight #all_bnwshots #bw_devine #bnw_unlimited #bw_perfect #excellent_bnw #bnw_drama #foto_blackwhite #bnw_worldwide #pocket_bnw #project_bnw #thecheesegrater #theleadenhallbuilding #arup #severfield #london #designboom #laingorourke #steelwork #cheesegraterldn #saycheesegrater

Blast Cleaning & Painting Once each element has been fabricated, it is transferred to the paint factory. On this occasion, Merseyside Coatings. Here we see one of the Leadenhall columns entering the blast chamber where plastic bearings are fired at the surface to clean it and give a suitable finish for paint adhesion. The steel is then primed before receiving its fire protective paint coating and finally the paint finish you see today. There are over300 tonnes of paint on the Leadenhall steelwork alone! #rshp #architecture #steel #archdaily #archilovers #construction #richardrogers #grahamstirk #foto_blackwhite #monochromemavens #harmonyoflight #all_bnwshots #bw_devine #bnw_unlimited #bw_perfect #excellent_bnw #bnw_drama #foto_blackwhite #bnw_worldwide #pocket_bnw #project_bnw #thecheesegrater #theleadenhallbuilding #arup #severfield #london #designboom #laingorourke #steelwork #cheesegraterldn #saycheesegrater

‘Cigar Columns’ For all you night owls checking your Instagram... here’s my final picture of the day. Here we have one of the tapering ‘cigar columns’ being fabricated at Severfield in Bolton. These 27m diagonal columns are the longest unrestrained members in the building and can be found at the front of the Galleria, the large public open space at the base of the building. With no floors available to take restraint from, the columns were flared in the middle, like a cigar in order to resist buckling from the building loads above. #rshp #architecture #steel #archdaily #archilovers #construction #richardrogers #grahamstirk #thecheesegrater #theleadenhallbuilding #onsite #arup #severfield #london #designboom #laingorourke #skyline #steelwork #cheesegraterldn #saycheesegrater

Steel Fabrication - here’s one of the Leadenhall columns being fabricated at Severfield’s factory in Bolton. The acetylene torches are heating the steel to the correct temperature for welding. A combination of automated and manual welding was used throughout the fabrication process. #rshp #architecture #steel #archdaily #archilovers #skyscraping_architecture #construction #richardrogers #grahamstirk #thecheesegrater #theleadenhallbuilding #onsite #arup #severfield #london #designboom #laingorourke #skyline #steelwork #cheesegraterldn @cheesegraterldn #rshp #architecture #steel #archdaily #archilovers #skyscraping_architecture #construction #richardrogers #grahamstirk #thecheesegrater #theleadenhallbuilding #onsite #arup #severfield #london #designboom #laingorourke #skyline #steelwork #cheesegraterldn @cheesegraterldn #welding #britishsteel

Node 10G - Here’s a view from the rear of the site looking back towards Lloyd’s of London. The scale of the basement becomes more apparent in this image. Node 10G can be seen which kicks of the diagonal megaframe on the north side of the building. #rshp #architecture #steel #archdaily #archilovers #skyscraping_architecture #richardrogers #grahamstirk #thecheesegrater #theleadenhallbuilding #onsite #arup #severfield #london #laingorourke #steelwork #cheesegraterldn @cheesegraterldn #foto_blackwhite #monochromemavens #harmonyoflight #all_bnwshots #bw_devine #bnw_unlimited #bw_perfect #excellent_bnw #bnw_drama #foto_blackwhite #bnw_worldwide #pocket_bnw #project_bnw