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Tube bosses may turn London’s first skyscraper into flats

by Asa
16th May 13 10:45 am

As the Great Gatsby fanfare rolls into town, one of London’s iconic 1920s Art Deco buildings seems to be out on the prowl for some new upmarket residents.

The Grade I listed tube headquarters in St James, has long been home for London Underground bosses, but if reports out in the London Evening Standard yesterday are to be believed, they may soon be on the way out.

According to reports, tube chiefs, hit by a long list of funding cuts, are mulling selling 55 Broadway, famous for being London’s first skyscraper, and allowing it to be turned into luxury flats.

The 1920s building was designed by Charles Holden, best known for creating many of London’s classic modernist underground stations, such as South Wimbledon and for designing parts of University College London. 

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