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Design for Gothic Observation Tower, Festival of Britain Gardens, Battersea Park, London: sketch elevation

RIBA Ref No RIBA127666
Architect/DesignerPiper, John (1903-1992)
Artist/PhotographerPiper, John (1903-1992)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1951
Image Date1950
ViewExterior
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceFRA/PIPE/2
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoColour
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectExhibitions ; Garden buildings ; Towers ; Follies ; Exhibition buildings ; Gardens ; Exhibitions
NOTES: The Festival Pleasure Gardens were set up to accompany the main South Bank Exhibition a few miles away. John Piper designed most of the structures in the Gardens. On the reverse of the drawing is a photograph of a Gothic arch which presumably provided inspiration for the design of the Tower.
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