Long exposure shot of the Lloyds building in London.
Recently found this unedited raw file lurking on the hard drive after seeing a shot of this building and thinking to myself I must have taken a long exposure shot of this place when I visited….so here it is 🙂
The Lloyd’s building (known as the Inside-Out Building) is the home of the insurance institution Lloyd’s of London. It is located on the former site of East India House in Lime Street, in London’s main financial district, the City of London. The building is a leading example of radical Bowellism architecture in which the services for the building, such as ducts and lifts, are located on the exterior to maximise space in the interior. 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.
The Willis Building is a commercial skyscraper in London named after the primary tenant, Willis Group. It is located on Lime Street in the City of London financial district.
The building was designed by Norman Foster and developed by British Land. It stands opposite the Lloyd’s building and is 125 metres (410 ft) tall, with 26 storeys. It features a “stepped” design, which was intended to resemble the shell of a crustacean, with setbacks rising at 97 m (318 ft) and 68 m (223 ft).