30 Cannon Street
Opinions are divided over this building. Most commentators dismiss it, but there is a small number of admirers. Love it or loathe it - it is distinctive. The triangular site, at the junction of Cannon Street and Queen Victoria Street is that of a former Wren church, destroyed in the Second World War. The fašade is formed of non load-bearing repetitive cladding units. In each of the major elevations, there is a small number of double-sized bays, which help to relieve the visual monotony. The cladding units are cast from glass reinforced concrete. In fact, this was the first building anywhere in the world to be entirely clad with this material. Each floor is subtly larger than the one below it giving the building the appearance that the walls are leaning out.