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Empire Pool, Wembley, London: the pool hall looking towards the east end from the spectators' gallery

RIBA Ref No RIBA15197
Architect/DesignerWilliams, Sir Evan Owen (1890-1969)
Artist/PhotographerDell & Wainwright
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1934
Image Date1934
ViewInterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumNegative
Library ReferenceDWN4144
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditArchitectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
SubjectOlympic buildings ; Entertainment buildings ; Concrete ; Roofs ; Swimming pools ; Glazing
NOTES: Built for the 1934 Empire Games, this was the largest covered bath in the world on completion. The pool was capable of being decked over to take an ice skating rink and also a tournament arena. The pool itself was last used for the 1948 Summer Olympics, after which the building has been used for entertainment and known simply as Wembley Arena.
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