Staircase of the Barbican Estate YMCA and a corner tower of Smithfield Market, West Smithfield, City of London

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RIBApix ref no RIBA45221
Architect/DesignerChamberlin Powell & Bon
Jones, Sir Horace (1819-1887)
Artist/PhotographerBorland, David
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1982
Image Date2009
ViewExterior
MediumDigital image
Library ReferenceRIBA45221
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit David Borland / 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. Smithfield Market was designed by Sir Horace Jones.

Subject tags

skyscrapers, hostels, towers, stairs, domes, markets, sports buildings