Barbican Estate, City of London, under construction

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RIBApix ref no RIBA101603
Architect/DesignerChamberlin Powell & Bon
Artist/PhotographerBenton, Tim
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1982
Image Date1972
ViewExterior
StyleBrutalist
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceBenton 72-07-04-29A
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Tim Benton / RIBA Collections
Notes 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.

Subject tags

housing, construction sites, cranes