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St Paul's Cathedral, City of London: seen from Ludgate Hill with the corner of the Paternoster Square development on the left

Wren, Sir Christopher (1632-1723)
NOTES: The Paternoster Square development was part of the post-war reconstruction of the City of London, particularly the area around St Paul's Cathedral (1675-1711 Wren), which had suffered extensive damage. The original masterplan, for a series of office blocks flanking the cathedral, was by Lord Holford and was completed in 1967.

National Congress buildings, Eixo Monumental, Brasilia: the Chamber of Deputies and the Towers of Congress

Niemeyer, Oscar (1907-2012)
NOTES: The city of Brasilia was planned and developed in 1956 with Lucio Costa as chief urban planner and Oscar Niemeyer as principal architect. It formally became the capital of Brazil in 1960 and is the seat of all three branches of the Brazilian government. The National Congress buildings completed in 1958, comprise the Federal Senate, the Chamber of Deputies and the administrative twin Towers of Congress.

Bull Ring shopping centre, Birmingham

Birmingham. City Architects Department

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.

Bull Ring shopping centre, Birmingham

Birmingham. City Architects Department

Barbican Estate, City of London: Cromwell Tower under construction

Chamberlin Powell & Bon
NOTES: This complex of arts buildings and housing covers seven acres in the City of London. Built between 1971 and 1982, it regenerated an area which had been badly bombed during World War II. The estate has three residential towers: Cromwell Tower, completed in 1973; Shakespeare Tower, completed in 1976, and Lauderdale Tower, completed in 1974. The complex was Grade II listed in 2001.

Housing at New Ash Green, Kent

Eric Lyons & Partners
NOTES: This is one of the images taken for 'Manplan 8: Housing' in Architectural Review, vol. 148, 1970 Sep. This is a Span development.

Park Hill Estate, Sheffield

Sheffield Corporation City Architect's Department
NOTES: Built between 1957 and 1961, this mixed high-density and controversial housing development was planned and designed by Sheffield Corporation City Architect's Department led by J. L. Womersley.

Piazza d'Italia, New Orleans

Moore, Charles W. (1925-1993)

The town of Chaux: perspective view

Ledoux, Claude-Nicolas (1736-1806)
SOURCE: Claude-Nicolas Ledoux. Architecture consideree sous le rapport de l'art (Paris, 1804), vol. 1, pl. 116 NOTES: A view of Ledoux's imaginary city based on his factory at Arc-et-Senans.