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The London Hilton on Park Lane Also known as Hyde Park Hilton

 

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  • The structure employs 50,000 cubic yards of concrete in its construction, it is 116.1 metres from the bottom of the basement slab to the very top, and the weight of the tower structure is 32,200 tonnes. Each of the concrete basement columns carries 3,175 tonnes of weight.
  • The concrete basement raft was created in the space of only ten days with a maximum of 900 cubic metres of concrete poured in a twelve hour period. The temperature of the drying concrete was 45.5 degrees centigrade and took almost twelve months to cool to room temperature.
  • The tower was designed to be a separate structure to the podium to avoid cracking, and as such had a further 5cm of of settlement space.
  • When the hotel opened there were 521 guest rooms, five restaurants, five bars, whilst a single room cost 5 10s to 9 10s, and a double from 7 10s to 12 10s.

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Architect
Sidney Kaye
William B. Tabler Architects
Developer
Hilton Hotels
Structural Engineer
W V Zinn

Reference Data

Reference No.
1265
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
15-12-2016
 

Building Location

Address
22 Park Lane, London. W1K 1BE
Council
Westminster
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1958
Construction start date
1961
Completion date
1963
Style
Modernist

Roof Height (AGL)
100.90

Total Floors (O.G)
29

Market Data

Primary Use
Hotel
Secondary Use
Retail

Hotel Rooms
505

Construction Cost
£8,000,000.00
Budget Date
1962

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