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The facade you see is a detail of the Lloyd’s building in the City of London. Designed by architect Richard Rogers it was build over a period of 8 years between 1978 and 1986.
Like the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the building was innovative in having its services such as staircases, lifts, electrical power conduits and water pipes on the outside, leaving a clean uncluttered space inside. The 12 glass lifts were the first of their kind in the UK.

The Lloyd’s building consists of 3 main towers and 3 service towers around a central, rectangular space. Its focal point is the gigantic Underwriting Room on the ground floor, which houses the famous Lutine Bell. The Lutine Bell used to be struck when the fate of a ship "overdue" at its destination port became known. If the ship was safe, the bell would be rung twice: if it had sunk, the bell would be rung once.

In PP I removed the distortion, rotated a little to get it straight and cropped.

The washed out colors of the flag have not been caused by the scanning proces from a negative slide. It was this way in the original photo as well.

Source: wikipedia.org

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