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Buildings for the Dead: Tombs and Mausoleums
16 Apr 13 - 16 Apr 13
Tombs and mausoleums combine architecture and sculpture to perpetuate the memory of the dead. Key designs from the 16th to the 19th centuries, from papal tombs in St. Peter's Basilica to Alfred Steven's Wellington monument in St. Paul's Cathedral, will be used to illustrate key architectural innovations and the concerns and ambitions of the people who built them. With Matthew Storey, V&A.
RIBA/Observer Panel Discussion: Are Tall Buildings Blighting our Skyline?
Despite the recession, London is in the grip of a tall building frenzy. Driven by foreign money, ego and the pressure to build homes and offices, towers are being approved and constructed at a staggering rate.
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The V&A and RIBA Architecture Gallery