Downstream Piazza with Homes and Garden Pavilion on the right, Festival of Britain, South Bank, London: view looking back towards the Royal Festival Hall and the Shot Tower from the balcony of the Telekinema
Architect/Designer Katz, Bronek (1912-1960) Vaughan, Reginald (1906-) Artist/Photographer Galwey, Reginald Hugo de Burgh (1917-1971) Country UK: England City London Subject Date 1951 Image Date 1951 View Topographical Medium Photoprint Library Reference AP829/79 Orientation Landscape Colour Info Black and white Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections Subject Hard landscaping ; Riverside buildings ; Towers ; Communications ; Exhibition buildings
NOTES: The Shot Tower, designed by David Riddal Roper, was built for Thomas Maltby & Company in 1826 and remained in use for the production of lead shot balls until 1949, after which it was incorporated into the scheme for the 1951 Festival of Britain on the South Bank of the River Thames. In 1950 the top of the tower was removed and a steel-framed superstructure was added instead, providing a radio beacon for the duration of the Festival. It was demolished after the Festival to make way for the Queen Elizabeth Hall, which opened in 1967.
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