The first purpose-built home and administrative centre for the University of London. Built with 19 floors to be one foot lower than St Pauls, but the tallest non-religious building in Britain. Apparently it was not occupied immediately since it swayed in the wind and the LCC were worried about safety. During WW2 it was used by the Ministry of Information which meant George Orwell worked here. The building made an impression on him and appeared in '1984' as the Ministry of Truth.