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Blue Fin Building in the Spring Breeze | by greenwood100
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Blue Fin Building in the Spring Breeze

The Blue Fin Building - 110 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0US

The 2,000 aluminum fins that cover this building on the Southbank of the Thames are placed to reflect the sun at different times of the day providing constant shade inside.

The developers call it a "translucent crystal form"

I took some shots of the Blue Fin last autumn - see the associated set - with the sun out yesterday the blue really came through.

Most of the building is occupied by IPC magazines a division of Time Warner.

Designed by London architects Allies and Morrison (Bob Allies and Graham Morrison) it was completed in 2007.

The name Blue Fin was decided upon after a competiton for IPC employees - during development it was known as Bankside 1 - part of the Bankside123 development of Land Securities Plc.

Among the magazines proudced here NME, Decanter, Women’s Weekly.


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Taken on April 26, 2008