Barbican Estate, City of London: the Lauderdale Tower nearing completion

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RIBApix ref no RIBA9946
Architect/DesignerChamberlin Powell & Bon
Artist/PhotographerKantorowich, Roy Herman (1916-1996)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1974
Image Date1973
ViewExterior
StyleBrutalist
Medium35mm Transparency
Library ReferenceRHK5320
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit 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

skyscrapers, balconies, flats, housing, concrete, town planning, hard landscaping