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RIBA 66 Portland Place staircase

RIBA Headquarters, 66 Portland Place, London - main staircase
Architect: Grey Wornum (1934)
Photograph: Dell & Wainwright (1934)
Source: RIBA British Architectual Library Photographs Collection

Interested in finding out more about historic buildings and their builders? With some 4 million items, the RIBA British Architectural Library is the finest collection in Europe relating to all aspects of architecture. But where do you start? Use this guide to help you locate the sources that are available for architecture through the ages.


About the online exhibition

'How We Built Britain' is a major collaboration with the BBC


Images in the exhibition are from RIBApix, a growing database dedicated to providing you with exceptional and unique images from the RIBA British Architectural Library's collections.

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