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Barbican Estate, City of London: Frobisher Crescent and Sculpture Court, with Cromwell Tower in the right background

RIBA Ref No RIBA40408
Architect/DesignerChamberlin Powell & Bon
Artist/PhotographerCharles, Martin (1940-2012)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1982
Image Date1981
Library ReferenceAP462/26
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditArchitectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
SubjectTown planning ; Housing ; Courtyards
NOTES: This complex of arts buildings and housing covers seven acres in the City of London. Built between 1971 and 1982, it regenerated an area which had been badly bombed during World War II. Frobisher Crescent was designed as flats but later became offices for the arts centre. Cromwell Tower is one of the three residential towers and was completed in 1973. The complex was Grade II listed in 2001

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