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Reconstruction of the war damaged India Building, Water Street, Liverpool

Rowse, Herbert James (1887-1963)
NOTES: This building was completely gutted by fire following an air raid during World War II, but the steel frame survived. The building was rebuilt after the war to its original design, bar a few modifications of interior planning,

Roman Catholic Church of St Michael and All Angels, New Hey Road, Woodchurch, Birkenhead, under construction

F. X. Velarde Partnership
NOTES: This steel-framed church with low concrete walls is clad externally in aluminium and internally in wood.

Cathedral Church of St Michael under construction, Coventry, with the spire of the old cathedral in the background

Spence, Sir Basil (1907-1976)
NOTES: The medieval cathedral was destroyed by bombs on November 14, 1940.

Cathedral Church of St Michael, Coventry: the old cathedral ruins to the side of the entrance porch being secured

Spence, Sir Basil (1907-1976)
NOTES: The medieval cathedral was destroyed by bombs on November 14, 1940.

Phase 1, Priory Green Estate (formerly known as the Busaco Street Estate), Collier Street, Finsbury, London: typical four-storey block under construction showing reinforced concrete box-frame structure

Skinner Bailey & Lubetkin
NOTES: Designed by Tecton in parallel with the Spa Green Estate, Priory Green was actually completed somewhat later by Skinner Bailey & Lubetkin in 1943-1957. The original design, part of a larger plan conceived before the war in 1937, was modified to take account of the changed post-war situation. The site, which originally was very small, was enlarged by bomb damage but at the same time the Council's housing fund suffered from cuts in government subsidies and Priory Green was denied the money available to the development at Spa Green. Rosebery Avenue opened in 1949 and the first stage of the estate was completed in 1952 consisting of 269 flats in the two eight-storey blocks and the four four-storey blocks. The third eight-storey block, community centre and public house were completed c. 1957. The scheme as first conceived was part of a unified programme that it was hoped would transform Finsbury and alleviate its appalling housing and social problems. The coherence of the strategy, however, was destroyed by changes in personnel in the Council and by post-war austerity.

Demolition of the Euston Arch nearing completion, Euston Station, London

Hardwick, Philip (1792-1870)
NOTES: This monumental arch was controversially demolished in 1962 to make way for a new modern complex, designed by R. L. Moorcroft, Midland regional architect of British Railways, completed in 1968.