Barbican Estate, City of London: the Barbican site under construction

RIBApix ref no RIBA81494
Architect/DesignerChamberlin Powell & Bon
Artist/PhotographerMaltby, John (1910-1980)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1982
Image Date1963
ViewExterior
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceMAL55525
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit John Maltby / 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, cultural centres, construction sites, public conveniences