Barbican Estate, City of London, seen from Moorgate Station

RIBApix ref no RIBA47754
Architect/DesignerChamberlin Powell & Bon
Artist/PhotographerLambert, Sam (1927-1981)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1982
Image Date1969
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP Box 184 Barbican (1) (Lambert 69559/9)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / 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.

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skyscrapers, flats, housing, concrete, town planning, construction sites, underground stations