100 New Bridge Street

New Bridge Street, London


At 100 New Bridge Street, located between London's Thameslink and Blackfriars stations, “in the shadow of St Paul’s”, two canopies of stained glass run above a parade of shops, across the length of the building. The original artwork designed by Brian Clarke for the site was a composition which included both the canopies and the glazed main entranceway, located between them. Executed principally in orange, green and blue mouthblown glass, the entrance artwork included thin slices of agate and onyx incorporated into the leaded window. The building, designed in 1990 and completed in 1992, is by British architects Renton Howard Wood Levin, on a site south of Ludgate Hill. Brian designed stained glass for the principal elevation to New Bridge Street: the composition forms a narrow band above the shop hoardings to either side of a glazed entranceway, where calligraphic 'ribbons' – which also move across the shopfronts – echo the decorative stonework of the keystone above.