140 London Wall is a local landmark under threat.
It was designed by Powell and Moya, and constructed in 1972-76, as part of a 1947 grand plan* for development of the area north of Bank.
In my sketch I wanted to show the great mass of this huge rectangular building, so confident, and the way it shelters the activity below.
This sketch took about 1hour 30mins.
Then I walked into the picture, and found a stunning view across the old buildings in the Barber-Surgeons garden. This is a 5 minute sketch, coloured later.
*Grand plan: the 1947 Town Planning Committee publication, “The City of London; A Record of Destruction and Survival” by C. Holden and W.G. Holford.
For previous sketches of 140 London Wall (aka Bastion House) see