Southwark Towers in 2006, two years before it was demolished
London, United Kingdom
100 m (328 ft)
Southwark Towerswas ahigh rise buildingat 32 London Bridge Street, designed bytp bennettarchitects, overlookingLondon Bridge station, in Southwark,London. Completed in 1975,it was 100 metres tall and had 25 floorsin three wings. In 2008it was demolished to make way for The Shard, which at 310 metres (1020 feet) is the tallest building in theUnited Kingdomand theEuropean Union. The building was formerly occupied by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Despite a modern-looking and lavish reception area, the building and its decorations became outdated. Lifts in the building were slow and struggled to cope with traffic during peak hours. Nevertheless, some wings of the upper floors enjoyed spectacular views of Tower Bridge and the City. The building's tenants moved to a replacement building at 7, More London Riverside.