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Herzog & de Meuron buildings bear the brunt of storm damage...

The high winds that have been battering Britain for the last 48 hours seem to have singled out Herzog & de Meuron's buildings for particular punishment.

As can be seen from the image above, panels from the top of the smoke stack at Tate Modern, which was renovated by the Swiss RIBA Gold Medal winners in 2000, were ripped off in the storms.

And the gales also took their toll on the practice's Laban Dance Centre in Deptford, south-east London, which won the Stirling Prize in 2003.

The image below shows that cladding on the building was wrenched off by the wind.

The 99mph gales that hit the UK yesterday (18 January) caused 11 deaths and were reportedly the strongest storms in the country in 17 years.

If you are aware of any other damage suffered by architecturally significant buildings in the storms please contact the AJ news desk on 020 7505 6715.

by Ed Dorrelland Angus Montgomery

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