St Luke's, Old Street, London

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RIBApix ref no RIBA30066
Architect/DesignerHawksmoor, Nicholas (1661-1736)
James, John (c. 1672-1746)
Artist/PhotographerHope-Fitch, Christopher
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1733
Image Date2007
MediumDigital image
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Christopher Hope-Fitch / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Built in 1723-1733, St Luke's was designed by John James, though the obelisk spire, west tower and flanking staircase wings were by Nicholas Hawksmoor. It suffered severe bomb damage in the Blitz of 1940 and its shell was left a ruin for 40 years in spite of it being a Grade 1 listed building. It was eventually converted into a concert hall, rehearsal, recording space and educational resource by Levitt Bernstein Architects in 2003.

Subject tags

churches, spires, conversion of buildings, concert halls