88 Wood Street
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Architect Richard Rogers
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Location London, England   map
Date 1993 to 2001   timeline
Building Type commercial office towers
 Construction System concrete frame with steel bracing, glass curtain wall
Climate temperate
Context urban
Style High-Tech Modern
Notes Expressed structure as ornamental order.
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Discussion 88 Wood Street Commentary

"With its unapologetic modern facade, the building combines a jagged profile in an elegant concrete frame that is braced by gunmetal gray and stainless steel rods oozing an airy spirit full of honesty but not lacking in bravado."

— Don Barker, ArchitectureWeek No. 50, 2001.0516, pD1.1

"Ingenuity in section is elaborated in plan, in which each of the masses is articulated with deep re-entrants on the London Wall side. These, in turn, are elaborated with glass lifts, and glazed escape stairs with main steel structure emphasized in yellow."

— Peter Davey, Architectural Review No. 1248, February, 2001, p50.

The Creator's Words

"Buildings are not idiosyncratic private institutions: they give public performances both to the user and the passerby. Thus the architect's responsibility must go beyond the client's program and into the broader public realm. Though the client's program offers the architect a point of departure, it must be questioned, as the architectural solution lies in the complex and often contradictory interpretation of the needs of the individual, the institution, the place and history."

—Richard Rogers. from Barbie Campbell Cole and Ruth Elias Rogers, ed. Richard Rogers + Partners. p19.

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Sources on 88 Wood Street

"88 Wood Street by Richard Rogers", by Don Barker, ArchitectureWeek No. 50, 2001.0516, pD1.1.

"Scaling the City", by Peter Davey, Architectural Review No. 1248, February, 2001, p50-55.

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