Downstream Piazza with Homes and Garden Pavilion on the right, Festival of Britain, South Bank, London: view looking back towards the Royal Festival Hall and the Shot Tower from the balcony of the Telekinema

RIBApix ref no RIBA19446
Architect/DesignerKatz, Bronek (1912-1960)
Vaughan, Reginald (1906-)
Artist/PhotographerGalwey, Reginald Hugo de Burgh (1917-1971)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1951
Image Date1951
ViewTopographical
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP829/79
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The Shot Tower, designed by David Riddal Roper, was built for Thomas Maltby & Company in 1826 and remained in use for the production of lead shot balls until 1949, after which it was incorporated into the scheme for the 1951 Festival of Britain on the South Bank of the River Thames. In 1950 the top of the tower was removed and a steel-framed superstructure was added instead, providing a radio beacon for the duration of the Festival. It was demolished after the Festival to make way for the Queen Elizabeth Hall, which opened in 1967.

Subject tags

towers, riverside buildings, exhibition buildings, hard landscaping, Communications