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De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

RIBA2513-9
Mendelsohn, Eric (1887-1953)

Crystal Palace, Sydenham, London: view looking north

RIBA2704-17
Paxton, Sir Joseph (1803-1865)
SOURCE: Builder, vol. 12, 1854 June 10, p. 307

Millennium Dome, Greenwich, London, by night

RIBA2891-26
Richard Rogers Partnership

Blackpool Casino, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, looking out to the Funhouse and rides

RIBA2934-28
Emberton, Joseph (1889-1956)
NOTES: This circular building is carried on a concrete raft on which all columns rest and reinforced concrete was used for the structure of walls, floors and roof. The circle is divided into three zones: service, forming the hub, round which are grouped offices and recreational facitlities.

Grand National, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool: the entrance

RIBA2935-28
Emberton, Joseph (1889-1956)

Blackpool Casino, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool

RIBA2936-28
Emberton, Joseph (1889-1956)
NOTES: This circular building is carried on a concrete raft on which all columns rest and reinforced concrete was used for the structure of walls, floors and roof. The circle is divided into three zones: service, forming the hub, round which are grouped offices and recreational facitlities.

Empire Pool nearing completion, Wembley, London

RIBA2969-30
Williams, Sir Evan Owen (1890-1969)
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.

Assembly Rooms, York: the colonnaded main hall

RIBA3145-41
Burlington, Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of (1694-1753)

Dreamland, Margate, Kent

RIBA3309-51
Iles Leathart & Granger
NOTES: 'Dreamland' was built as part of an amusement park for Margate Estates Co. Ltd. The original Dreamland Park was substantially destroyed by fire in 1932 and the opportunity was taken to extend and modernize the facilities to the designs of Leathart & Granger with interiors by Illes, and was completed in 1935.
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