200 Grays Inn Road
The site for the new headquarters of
ITN (Independent Television News, the news service for the UK's commercial television
stations) had previously belonged to The Times newspaper, and included a vast basement
area for the printing presses. The Foster design exploits this space using a full height
atrium descending into the underground levels, bringing light down and creating a rather
dizzying effect for visitors peering down from the top floor walkways.
The building is described in detail
on the Foster and Partners web site.
Photographs Jay Berman, 1998
How to visit
The ITN building is on the east side of Grays
Inn Road, 5-10 minutes' walk north of Chancery Lane underground station or south of King's
Cross main line and underground station.
Books and other web
The web site of
Independent Television News is at www.itn.co.uk,
but is uninformative about the building.
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