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Barbican Estate, City of London: perspective of early scheme with very different elevations to those executed

RIBA Ref No RIBA94808
Architect/DesignerChamberlin Powell & Bon
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1982
Image Date1956
ViewExterior
StyleBrutalist
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceUncat CPB Archive (Folio 2)
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoColour
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectTown planning ; Housing ; Flats
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. The estate has three residential towers: Cromwell Tower, completed in 1973; Shakespeare Tower, completed in 1976, and Lauderdale Tower, completed in 1974. The complex was Grade II listed in 2001.
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