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Pepys Estate, Deptford, London

Greater London Council. Department of Architecture & Civic Design

Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool: the lantern tower seen from along a flying buttress

Frederick Gibberd & Partners
NOTES: This building comprises three independent types of structure: an in-situ reinforced concrete frame which holds together the main body of the cathedral; the sixteen load-bearing brick or concrete perimeter buildings, and the flat slab of the outdoor podium supported by concrete columns of load-bearing brick walls.

Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool: pyramid of one of the heavy concrete roofs over Lutyens's cantilvered staircase to the crypt in the foreground with the cathedral behind

Frederick Gibberd & Partners
NOTES: In 1930 Sir Edwin Lutyens was commissioned to design the second Roman Catholic cathedral to contrast with the Gothic Revival Anglican cathedral of Giles Gilbert Scott being erected on the other end of Hope Street from 1904. Construction on Lutyens's massive structure began in 1933 but was suspended in 1941 due to wartime restrictions. Work recommenced on the crypt in 1956 and it was completed in 1958. Thereafter Lutyens's design was considered onerously expensive and was abandoned with only the crypt complete.

Bull Ring shopping centre with the Rotunda under construction in the right background, Birmingham

Birmingham. City Architects Department
NOTES: The Bull Ring shopping centre was designed by the Birmingham City Architects Department and built between 1961 and 1964. The Rotunda was designed by James A. Roberts in 1964-1965.

Church in the Hohenzollernplatz, Wilmershof, Berlin

Hoger, Fritz (1877-1949)

Odeon cinema, Court Ash Terrace, Yeovil, Somerset

Weedon, Harry William (1887-1970)
NOTES: Closed as an Odeon and taken over by Classic in 1972, this cinema definitively closed in 2002. The building was converted into 'The Old Cinema Bed and Sofa Store' which opened in 2004. The original exterior remains intact and most of the interior decoration has been retained.

Vickers House, Millbank, London: the tower seen between the podium and the Y-block

Ronald Ward & Partners
NOTES: Commissioned by Vickers Ltd and financed by Legal & General Assurance Society, this redevelopment consists of three main sections: the 34-storey tower and 8-storey Y-shaped block, and an 11-storey residential block.

Lloyd's building, Lime Street, City of London

Richard Rogers Partnership

Centrepoint, 101 New Oxford Street, London

R. Seifert & Partners

National Westminster Bank (NatWest) Tower, Old Broad Street, City of London

R. Seifert & Partners
NOTES: The National Westminster Bank (NatWest) Tower remained the tallest building in the City of London until the erection of the nearby Heron Tower in 2009. Badly damaged in the Bishopsgate bombing of 1993, the tower was subsequently entirely reclad and refurbished internally and renamed Tower 42.

City Hall Complex, Tokyo

Kenzo Tange Associates
NOTES: The complex is also known as the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Offices.