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Leadenhall Building
122 LEADENHALL STREET, officially known as the LEADENHALL BUILDING, is a 225 m (737 ft) tall building on Leadenhall Street
Leadenhall Street
in London. The commercial skyscraper , opened in July 2014, was designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and is informally known as "The Cheesegrater " because of its distinctive wedge shape. It is one of a number of new tall buildings recently completed or currently under construction in the City of London
London
financial area, including 20 Fenchurch Street
20 Fenchurch Street
, 22 Bishopsgate
22 Bishopsgate
, and The Scalpel
The Scalpel

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Bovis Lend Lease
1885 as Bovis ( London
London
) Acquired by Lend Lease Corporation in 1999 FOUNDER C. W. Bovis HEADQUARTERS London
London
, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
AREA SERVED Global KEY PEOPLE Ray Spencer (CEO) SERVICES Construction
Construction
and project management NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES 10,000 (approx) PARENT Lend Lease Group DIVISIONS Retail, Commercial, Residential, Telecommunications, Infrastructure, Multi-Sites WEBSITE www.lendlease.comLENDLEASE PROJECT MANAGEMENT & CONSTRUCTION (formerly BOVIS LEND LEASE, trading as LENDLEASE) is the international project management and construction division of Lendlease Group
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Asbestos
ASBESTOS is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals , which all have in common their eponymous asbestiform habit : i.e. long crystals (roughly 1:20 aspect ratio ), thin fibrous crystals , with each visible fiber composed of millions of microscopic "fibrils" that can be released by abrasion and other processes. They are commonly known by their colors, as blue asbestos, brown asbestos, white asbestos, and green asbestos. Asbestos
Asbestos
mining existed more than 4,000 years ago, but large-scale mining began at the end of the 19th century, when manufacturers and builders began using asbestos for its desirable physical properties . Some of those properties are sound absorption , average tensile strength , affordability, and resistance to fire , heat, and electricity. It was used in such applications as electrical insulation for hotplate wiring and in building insulation
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Truss
In engineering, a TRUSS is a structure that "consists of two-force members only, where the members are organized so that the assemblage as a whole behaves as a single object". A "two-force member" is a structural component where force is applied to only two points. Although this rigorous definition allows the members to have any shape connected in any stable configuration, trusses typically comprise five or more triangular units constructed with straight members whose ends are connected at joints referred to as nodes . In this typical context, external forces and reactions to those forces are considered to act only at the nodes and result in forces in the members that are either tensile or compressive . For straight members, moments (torques ) are explicitly excluded because, and only because, all the joints in a truss are treated as revolutes , as is necessary for the links to be two-force members
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Graham Stirk
GRAHAM STIRK (born in 1957) is an architect and senior partner at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners . He joined the Richard Rogers Partnership in 1983 and by 2007 the name of the practice changed to Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners to reflect his contribution to the practice, along with Ivan Harbour . CONTENTS * 1 Early life and career * 2 Major works * 2.1 Images of a selection of Graham Stirk\'s work * 3 See also * 4 Notes * 5 External links EARLY LIFE AND CAREERStirk was born in 1957 in Leeds
Leeds
, England
England
, he joined the Richard Rogers Partnership in 1983 after studying at Oxford Polytechnic where he graduated with first-class honours degree ( Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science
). He went on to study at the Architectural Association and Kingston Polytechnic
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Calyon
CRéDIT AGRICOLE CORPORATE AND INVESTMENT BANK ( Crédit Agricole
Crédit Agricole
CIB, formerly Calyon) is Crédit Agricole
Crédit Agricole
's corporate and investment banking entity. With a staff of 9500 employees in 32 countries, Crédit Agricole
Crédit Agricole
CIB is active in a broad range of capital markets, investment banking and financing activities. Clients are primarily corporates, governments, and banks, with a small footprint in the investor segment
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Italian International Bank
ITALIAN INTERNATIONAL BANK was a consortium bank formed in London by four Italian banks in about 1972. The first chief executive was the former journalist Russell Taylor and the chairman was Rupert Raw . The bank later got into trouble, forcing Taylor's resignation. The bank subsequently became wholly owned by Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena . REFERENCES * ^ Roberts, Richard Aronson, Jonathan David (1993-01-01). Managing the World Economy: The Consequences of Corporate Alliances. Council on Foreign Relations. ISBN 9780876091326 . * ^ "BOOK REVIEW / No Crocker gold in them hills: Godfrey Hodgson on an". The Independent. 1994-04-15. Retrieved 2016-05-14. * ^ The Banker, Vol.130, Nos. 655-658, p. 93.FURTHER READING * Taylor, Russell. (1993) Going for broke
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Freehold (law)
In common law jurisdictions (e.g. England and Wales
England and Wales
, United States
United States
, Australia
Australia
, Canada
Canada
and Ireland
Ireland
) a FREEHOLD is the common ownership of real property , or land, and all immovable structures attached to such land, as opposed to a leasehold in which the property reverts to the owner of the land after the lease period has expired. Immovable property includes land and all that naturally goes with it, such as buildings, trees or underground resources, but not such things as vehicles or livestock. For an estate to be a freehold it must possess two qualities: immobility (property must be land or some interest issuing out of or annexed to land), and ownership of it must be of an indeterminate duration. If the time of ownership can be fixed and determined, it cannot be a freehold
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St. Mary Axe
ST MARY AXE was a medieval parish in the City of London
City of London
whose name survives as that of the street which it formerly occupied. The Church of St Mary Axe
Axe
was demolished in 1561 and its parish united with that of St Andrew Undershaft
St Andrew Undershaft
, which is situated on the corner of St Mary Axe
Axe
and Leadenhall Street
Leadenhall Street
. The site of the former church is now occupied by Fitzwilliam House, a fact acknowledged by a blue plaque on the building's façade. Nearby parishes include the medieval Great St Helen\'s (1210) and St Ethelburga (14th century)
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Mies Van Der Rohe
LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE (/miːs/ MEES ; German: ; born MARIA LUDWIG MICHAEL MIES; March 27, 1886 – August 17, 1969) was a German-American architect . He is commonly referred to and was addressed as MIES, his surname. Along with Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier
, Walter Gropius and Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright
, he is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of modernist architecture . Mies, like many of his post- World War I
World War I
contemporaries, sought to establish a new architectural style that could represent modern times just as Classical and Gothic did for their own eras. He created an influential twentieth-century architectural style, stated with extreme clarity and simplicity. His mature buildings made use of modern materials such as industrial steel and plate glass to define interior spaces
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Provisional Irish Republican Army
Irish republicanism
Irish republicanism
Socialism
Socialism
LEADERS IRA Army Council SIZE 30,000 during the troubles in addition to an unknown number of 'auxiliary' or 'second-line' members ORIGINATED AS Irish Republican Army
Irish Republican Army
(IRA) OPPONENTS * British Army
British Army
* Royal Ulster Constabulary
Royal Ulster Constabulary
* Ulster
Ulster
loyalist paramilitaries The PROVISIONAL IRISH REPUBLICAN ARMY (PROVISIONAL IRA) was an Irish republican paramilitary organization that sought to remove Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
from the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and to bring about an independent socialist republic encompassing all of Ireland
Ireland

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City Of London Corporation
The CITY OF LONDON CORPORATION, officially and legally the MAYOR AND COMMONALTY AND CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF LONDON, is the municipal governing body of the City of London
City of London
, the historic centre of London and the location of much of the UK's financial sector . In 2006 the name was changed from CORPORATION OF LONDON to avoid confusion with the wider London
London
local government, the Greater London Authority . The Corporation is probably the world's oldest continuously-elected local government authority. Both businesses and residents of the City, or "Square Mile", are entitled to vote in elections, and in addition to its functions as the local authority – analogous to those undertaken by the 32 boroughs that administer the rest of the capital city of London
London
– it takes responsibility for supporting the financial services industry and representing its interests
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London Stock Exchange
The LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE (LSE) is a stock exchange located in the City of London
London
, England
England
. As of December 2014 , the Exchange had a market capitalisation of US$6.06 trillion (short scale ), making it the third-largest stock exchange in the world by this measurement (the largest in Europe, ahead of Euronext ). The Exchange was founded in 1801 and its current premises are situated in Paternoster Square close to St Paul\'s Cathedral in the City of London
London
. The Exchange is part of the London
London
Stock
Stock
Exchange Group . London
London
Stock
Stock
Exchange is one of the world’s oldest stock exchanges and can trace its history back more than 300 years
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Hydrogen Embrittlement
HYDROGEN EMBRITTLEMENT is the process by which metals such as steel become brittle and fracture due to the introduction and subsequent diffusion of hydrogen into the metal. This is often a result of accidental introduction of hydrogen during forming and finishing operations. This issue is caused by material properties (diffusion of hydrogen), environment, and stress. This phenomenon was first described in 1875. CONTENTS* 1 Process * 1.1 Counteractions * 2 Examples * 3 Related phenomena * 4 Testing * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 Further reading * 8 External links PROCESSDuring hydrogen embrittlement, hydrogen is introduced to the surface of a metal and individual hydrogen atoms diffuse through the metal. Because the solubility of hydrogen increases at higher temperatures, raising the temperature can increase the diffusion of hydrogen
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Aon Plc
AON PLC is a global professional services firm headquartered in London that provides risk, retirement and health consulting. Aon has approximately 500 offices worldwide, serving 120 countries with 69,000 employees. In 2011, Aon was ranked as the largest insurance broker in the world based on revenue. Aon was the principal partner and global shirt sponsor of the Premier League
Premier League
team Manchester United F.C.
Manchester United F.C.
from 2010 until 2014. Aon was created in 1982 when the Ryan Insurance
Insurance
Group merged with the Combined Insurance Company of America . In 1987, that company was renamed Aon, a Gaelic word meaning "one ". In January 2012, Aon announced that its headquarters would be moved from Chicago
Chicago
to London
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Chicago
CHICAGO (/ʃɪˈkɑːɡoʊ, -ˈkɔː-/ ( listen )), officially the CITY OF CHICAGO, is the third-most populous city in the United States . With over 2.7 million residents, it is also the most populous city in both the state of Illinois
Illinois
and the Midwestern United States . It is the county seat of Cook County . The Chicago metropolitan area , often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the United States. Chicago
Chicago
has often been called a global architecture capital and is considered one of the most important business centers in the world. Chicago
Chicago
was incorporated as a city in 1837 near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River
Mississippi River
watershed and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century
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