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Lloyds Building
The Lloyd's building
Lloyd's building
(sometimes known as the Inside-Out Building)[2] is the home of the insurance institution Lloyd's of London. It is located on the former site of East India House
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
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
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Lime Street, London
Coordinates: 51°30′43″N 0°05′02″W / 51.511834°N 0.083876°W / 51.511834; -0.083876Looking north down Lime StreetLime Street is a minor road in the City of London
City of London
between Fenchurch Street to the south and Leadenhall Street
Leadenhall Street
to the north. Its name comes from the lime burners who once sold lime from there for use in construction.[1] It is perhaps best known as the current home of the world's largest insurance market, Lloyd's of London, since its newest building was opened on the street in 1986. Opposite Lloyd's, the Willis Building is the global headquarters of insurance broker Willis. A 35-storey building has been proposed at 52-54 Lime Street, and upon approval and completion by 2017 will become the European headquarters of global insurer W. R. Berkley. The northern portion of the street is pedestrianised
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Ping An Insurance
Ping An Insurance
Insurance
known also as Ping An of China
China
(Chinese: 中国平安; pinyin: Zhōngguó Píng Ān), full name Ping An Insurance
Insurance
(Group) Company of China, Ltd. is a Chinese holding conglomerate whose subsidiaries mainly deal with insurance, banking, and financial services. The company was founded in 1988 and has its headquarter in Shenzhen. "Ping An" literally means "safe and well". Ping An Insurance
Insurance
is one of the top 50 companies in the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Ping An is also a component of Hang Seng Index, an index of the top 50 companies in the Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Stock Exchange
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Richard Rogers And Partners
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSH+P) is a British architectural firm, founded in 1977 and originally known as the Richard Rogers Partnership. Its main offices are located in the Leadenhall Building, London. Previously they were at the Thames Wharf Studios. In its various incarnations it is known for many important buildings including Lloyd's building and the Millennium Dome in London and the National Assembly for Wales building in Cardiff.Contents1 Description 2 History 3 Awards 4 Notable projects 5 Key personnel5.1 Current personnel 5.2 Previous personnel6 Notes 7 External linksDescription[edit] The firm's principal offices are located at Leadenhall Building in London. It also maintains offices in Shanghai and Sydney
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Bovis Lend Lease
1885 as Bovis (London) Acquired by Lend Lease Corporation
Lend Lease Corporation
in 1999Founder C. W
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Centre Georges Pompidou
Centre Georges Pompidou
Georges Pompidou
(French pronunciation: ​[sɑ̃tʁ ʒɔʁʒ pɔ̃pidu]), commonly shortened to Centre Pompidou and also known as the Pompidou Centre in English, is a complex building in the Beaubourg
Beaubourg
area of the 4th arrondissement of Paris, near Les Halles, rue Montorgueil, and the Marais. It was designed in the style of high-tech architecture by the architectural team of Richard Rogers
Richard Rogers
and Renzo Piano, along with Gianfranco Franchini. It houses the Bibliothèque publique d'information (Public Information Library), a vast public library; the Musée National d'Art Moderne, which is the largest museum for modern art in Europe; and IRCAM, a centre for music and acoustic research
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Renzo Piano
Renzo Piano, OMRI, OMCA (Italian: [ˈrɛntso ˈpjaːno]; born 14 September 1937) is an Italian architect and engineer. His notable buildings include the Centre Georges Pompidou
Centre Georges Pompidou
in Paris (with Richard Rogers, 1977), The Shard
The Shard
in London
London
(2012), and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City
New York City
(2015)
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Archigram
Archigram was an avant-garde architectural group formed in the 1960s - based at the Architectural Association, London
London
- that was neofuturistic, anti-heroic and pro-consumerist, drawing inspiration from technology in order to create a new reality that was solely expressed through hypothetical projects. The main members of the group were Peter Cook, Warren Chalk, Ron Herron, Dennis Crompton, Michael Webb and David Greene
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Quill
A quill pen is a writing implement made from a moulted flight feather (preferably a primary wing-feather) of a large bird. Quills were used for writing with ink before the invention of the dip pen, the metal-nibbed pen, the fountain pen, and, eventually, the ballpoint pen. The hand-cut goose quill is rarely used as a calligraphy tool, because many papers are now derived from wood pulp and wear down the quill very quickly. However, it is still the tool of choice for a few scribes who noted that quills provide an unmatched sharp stroke as well as greater flexibility than a steel pen.Contents1 Description 2 Sources 3 Uses 4 History 5 Today 6 Music 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksDescription[edit] In a carefully prepared quill the slit does not widen through wetting and drying with ink. It will retain its shape adequately and only requires infrequent sharpening and can be used time and time again until there is little left of it
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Barrel-vault
A barrel vault, also known as a tunnel vault or a wagon vault, is an architectural element formed by the extrusion of a single curve (or pair of curves, in the case of a pointed barrel vault) along a given distance. The curves are typically circular in shape, lending a semi-cylindrical appearance to the total design. The barrel vault is the simplest form of a vault: effectively a series of arches placed side by side (i.e., one after another). It is a form of barrel roof. As with all arch-based constructions, there is an outward thrust generated against the walls underneath a barrel vault. There are several mechanisms for absorbing this thrust. One is to make the walls exceedingly thick and strong - this is a primitive and sometimes unacceptable method. A more elegant method is to build two or more vaults parallel to each other; the forces of their outward thrusts will thus negate each other
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William Petty, 2nd Earl Of Shelburne
William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne, KG, PC (2 May 1737 – 7 May 1805), known as The Earl of Shelburne
Earl of Shelburne
between 1761 and 1784, by which title he is generally known to history, was an Irish-born British Whig statesman who was the first Home Secretary
Home Secretary
in 1782 and then Prime Minister in 1782–83 during the final months of the American War of Independence. He succeeded in securing peace with America and this feat remains his most notable legacy.[1] He was also well known as a collector of antiquities and works of art.[2] Lord Shelburne was born in Dublin
Dublin
in 1737 and spent his formative years in Ireland. After attending Oxford University
Oxford University
he served in the British army during the Seven Years' War
Seven Years' War
taking part in the Raid on Rochefort and the Battle of Minden
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Robert Adam
Robert Adam
Robert Adam
FRSE FRS FSA (Scot) FSA FRSA (3 July 1728 – 3 March 1792) was a Scottish neoclassical architect, interior designer and furniture designer. He was the son of William Adam (1689–1748), Scotland's foremost architect of the time, and trained under him. With his older brother John, Robert took on the family business, which included lucrative work for the Board of Ordnance, after William's death. In 1754, he left for Rome, spending nearly five years on the continent studying architecture under Charles-Louis Clérisseau
Charles-Louis Clérisseau
and Giovanni Battista Piranesi. On his return to Britain he established a practice in London, where he was joined by his younger brother James. Here he developed the "Adam Style", and his theory of "movement" in architecture, based on his studies of antiquity and became one of the most successful and fashionable architects in the country
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Twentieth Century Society
The Twentieth Century Society (abbreviated as C20) is a British charity which campaigns for the preservation of architectural heritage from 1914 onwards.[1] The society's interests embrace buildings and artefacts that characterise 20th-century Britain.[1] It is formally recognised as one of the National Amenity Societies, and as such is a statutory consultee on alterations to listed buildings within its period of interest, and must be notified of any proposed work to a listed building which involves any element of demolition.[2] The society was formed as The Thirties Society in 1979, the year in which the prominent "Thirties – British art and design before the War" exhibition was shown at the Hayward Gallery.[3] Its establishment was inspired by and loosely modelled on the Victorian Society, which aims to protect pre-1914 Victorian and Edwardian buildings
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Five Star
Five Star (also styled as 5 Star) are a British pop/R&B group, formed in 1983 and comprising siblings Stedman, Lorraine, Denise, Doris and Delroy Pearson. Between 1985 and 1988, Five Star had four Top 20 albums and 15 Top 40 singles in the UK, including the Top 10 hits "System Addict" (1986), "Can't Wait Another Minute" (1986), "Find the Time" (1986), "Rain or Shine" (1986), "Stay Out of My Life" (1987) and "The Slightest Touch" (1987). They won the 1987 Brit Award
Brit Award
for Best British Group.Contents1 Biography 2 Members 3 Discography 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] The five-piece group of siblings from Romford
Romford
were masterminded by their father and manager, Buster Pearson, in the style of The Jackson 5
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Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
(Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926)[a] is Queen of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and the other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in London as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI
George VI
and Queen Elizabeth, and she was educated privately at home. Her father acceded to the throne on the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII
King Edward VIII
in 1936, from which time she was the heir presumptive. She began to undertake public duties during the Second World War, serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service
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Silk And Steel (Five Star Album)
Silk & Steel is the second album by the British pop group Five Star. The album was the group's biggest seller, reaching No.1 in the UK. It was also successful in France, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Switzerland and Italy. In the United States, it was less successful than their first album, Luxury of Life, peaking at number 80 on the Billboard 200. As with Luxury of Life, the album used a number of producers and was recorded in both the US and UK, the only common producer being Billy Livsey who again produced a track he had co-written (this time with Pete Sinfield), "Rain or Shine", which became the biggest UK hit from the album. Four tracks including first single, "Can't Wait Another Minute", were recorded in Los Angeles with the British producer Richard James Burgess
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