Ventilation towers for the new Blackwall Tunnel, Poplar, London

RIBApix ref no RIBA12007
Architect/DesignerFarrell, Sir Terry (1938-)
London County Council. Architects Department
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1967
Image Date1970
StyleModern Movement
Medium35mm Transparency
Library ReferenceGLC11358
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The Blackwall Tunnel is a pair of road tunnels under the River Thames linking the East End at Blackwall, Poplar, with the Greenwich peninsula. The distinctive ventilation towers for the second eastern tunnel, which opened in 1967, were designed by Terry Farrell in 1961-1962 while he was working as an architect for the London County Council.

Subject tags

concrete, riverside buildings, heating and ventilating, chimneys, transport buildings