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CityPoint
CityPoint
(previously known as Britannic House and Britannic Tower) is a skyscraper located on Ropemaker Street on the northern fringe of the City of London, the main financial district and historic nucleus of London. Originally named Britannic House, CityPoint
CityPoint
was built in 1967 as a 35-storey, 122 metres (400 ft) tall headquarters for British Petroleum (now BP), becoming the first building in the City of London area to exceed the height of St Paul's Cathedral. The designers were F. Milton Cashmore and H. N. W. Grosvenor.[1] In 1991 British Petroleum moved back to their original headquarters on Finsbury Circus and the building was renamed Britannic Tower. It was refurbished in 2000, with additional floor space and the height increased to 127 metres (417 ft). The designer for the refurbishment was Sheppard Robson.[2] It was renamed CityPoint
CityPoint
after its refurbishment. CityPoint
CityPoint
is the seventh-tallest building in the City, after the Heron Tower, 122 Leadenhall Street, Tower 42, 30 St Mary Axe, Broadgate Tower and 20 Fenchurch Street
20 Fenchurch Street
but only the 23rd-tallest in Greater London. In August 2005 its owner, Pillar Properties, sold the building for more than £500 million in one of the largest deals ever seen in the City office market. In early 2007 the building was again put on the market, this time for £650 million, and purchased by a private American company called Beacon Capital Partners. At the time it was the most expensive building sale in the United Kingdom. However 8 Canada Square
8 Canada Square
at Canary Wharf eclipsed this by some margin just a few months later when it was sold for over £1 billion. A number of other large buildings are planned on sites nearby. These include a 43-storey, 140 metres (459 ft) residential tower at Milton Court. A 90 metres (295 ft) office tower at Ropemaker Place has also been developed by British Land. See also[edit]

Moor House Moorgate List of tallest buildings and structures in London

References[edit]

^ Design Journal Archived 2011-03-17 at the Wayback Machine. ^ CityPoint
CityPoint
on Skyscrapernews.com

CityPoint

External links[edit]

Citypoint on Skyscrapernews.com from emporis.com

Coordinates: 51°31′10″N 0°5′22″W / 51.51944°N 0.08944°W / 51.51944; -0.08944

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Preceded by St Paul's Cathedral Tallest Building in the City of London 1967—1980 122m Succeeded

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