One of the most celebrated new buildings in the heart of the City, the new Bloomberg… er, palace? – is a remarkable bronze and glass edifice close to Bank tube. I photographed inside it whilst it was being built and outside after it was finished.
The exterior looks a bit Cyrillic (is that actually an architectural trope?), a bit Eastern Europe, politic bureau kind of thing. It is remarkably well finished in bronze vanes outside and lovely stand up desks on the inside. I understand that it’s also the most expensive single building made in London.
The other shot here is the spiral ramp for the car park at Sainsburys in Reigate. It cost less, it’s not as glam but it is equally dramatic and carefully built by Careys. There is something special about seeing drama, design and care within the ordinary and often overlooked. You could argue that it matches the principle of always looking for the best in people whether they be shiny and bronzed, or not.