The Heart of London

55 Broadway clocktower

Detail of clocktower, London Electric Railway Company offices, 55 Broadway

Photographer: Sidney W. Newbery (1894-1985)
Architect: Charles Holden (1875-1960) for Adams Holden & Pearson
Copyright: RIBA Library Photographs Collection

Holden produced a variety of designs for the tower at the top of 55 Broadway. This included a version using classical features such as columns and colonnades; a reminder of Holden's earlier work following the Beaux Arts style. However, it was the simpler, more geometric version seen in this photograph that became the final design.
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