The Lawn, Harlow, Essex: the Tower

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RIBApix ref no RIBA5767
Architect/DesignerGibberd, Sir Frederick (1908-1984)
Artist/PhotographerMcCann, John (1926-)
CountryUK: England
CityHarlow
Subject Date1951
Image Date1951
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceMC218
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit John McCann / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Harlow New Town, together with the London orbital developments of Basildon, Stevenage and Hemel Hempstead, was built after World War II to ease overcrowding in London. The masterplan for the town was drawn up by Frederick Gibberd in 1947. It is notable for being the location of the first pedestrian precinct and The Lawn, the first residential tower in Britain.

Subject tags

flats, housing, brickwork, towers, 1950s Modern Movement Architecture Gallery