In late 2011, I interviewed Dr Wilem Frischmann, the engineer responsible for making Centre Point a reality. The story behind the building’s construction is remarkable in many ways, not least when it came to laying the foundations – a process in which Dr Frischmann took a close personal interest, which almost proved his downfall.
This is the second part of our conversation – you can read the first part here.
In late 2011, I interviewed Dr Wilem Frischmann, the engineer behind the construction of Centre Point. (For fans of Britpop trivia, he is also the father of Justine Frischmann, former lead singer in Elastica.)
Think of Centre Point and you naturally think of the tower itself. But there is more to the building than that. Walk down New Oxford Street and you'll see a broad glazed bridge connecting the main tower with another substantial building on the other side of Andrew Borde Street: Centre Point House.