Richard Rogers dies, 88, the architect who designed the Grade 1 listed building
Lloyd’s has honoured building architect Richard Rogers, 88, who died recently.
The Lloyd’s building was one of Rogers most cherished projects.
To respect him, a remembrance service was held on the Underwriting Floor and the Lutine Bell rung once in his memory.
Opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1986, the structure took eight years to build.
In 2011, it became the youngest building to earn Grade I listed heritage status.
Lloyds chairman Bruce Carnegie-Brown said: ”He will be remembered as the man who challenged the norm, as the best innovators do; who divided opinion, as the best artists do; and who inspired others, as the best leaders do. And today – as we stand in his iconic space – we pay our respects to the pioneer behind the plans.”
Rogers was proud of his achievement.
Reflecting on his creation in 2013, he said: “Lloyd’s is the most famous insurance business in the world. To build Lloyd’s, it was the absolute ultimate in the art of technology. The building is almost handmade practically. It was a risky building to do at the time, which is why it is great.”