Market Square, Harlow, Essex: the square with the sculpture 'Portrait Figure' by F. E McWilliam in the foreground
|Architect/Designer||Gibberd, Sir Frederick (1908-1984)|
|Artist/Photographer||de Mare, Eric (1910-2002)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Eric de Mare / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Squares ; Shop fronts ; New towns ; Town planning ; Shops ; Bronze ; Sculpture|
NOTES: Harlow New Town, together with the London orbital developments of Basildon, Stevenage and Hemel Hempstead, was built after World War II to ease overcrowding in London. The masterplan for the town was drawn up by Frederick Gibberd in 1947. It is notable for being the location of the first pedestrian precinct and first residential tower block in Britain.
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