The 20th Century City

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The 20th Century City
Barbican Centre Jamesu
The Institute of Charter Accountants by John Belcher Jamesu
The Institute of Charter Accountants by John Belcher Jamesu
The Institute of Chartered Accountants, extension by Sir William Whitfield completed 1970. Both the 'old' section to the left and the brutalist section to the right are part of the same extension and built at the same time Jamesu
The Institute of Chartered Accountants, extension by Sir William Whitfield completed 1970. Both the 'old' section to the left and the brutalist section to the right are part of the same extension and built at the same time Jamesu
2 Moorgate by Fitzroy Robinson and Partners Jamesu
2 Moorgate by Fitzroy Robinson and Partners Jamesu
6 Lothbury, the former Bank of Canada, a more North American take on a London office building Jamesu
6 Lothbury, the former Bank of Canada, a more North American take on a London office building Jamesu
Lloyds Bank Headquarters on Cornhill Jamesu
Lloyds Bank Headquarters on Cornhill Jamesu
The Lloyds and Willis Buildings Jamesu
The Lloyds and Willis Buildings Jamesu
Holland House Jameu
Barbican Centre Jamesu
Adelaide House Jamesu
St Giles Cripplegate church & Barbican Centre Jamesu
St Giles Cripplegate church & Barbican Centre Jamesu
Britannic House, Finsbury Circus - The attraction of Portland Stone is all about its shadows, so we learned Jamesu
Britannic House, Finsbury Circus - The attraction of Portland Stone is all about its shadows, so we learned Jamesu
Britannic House by Sir Edwin Lutyens: former BP Headquarters and a highpoint of the Portland Stone period, now you know Jamesu
Fox, the best preserved 1930s shop in London, complete with elaborate - German designed - reflection free windows Jamesu

We joined the 20th Century Society on the first of three events focusing on the 20th Century contribution to London's architecture. After a theoretical introduction to the Portland Stone, Curtain Wall and Brutalist phases that dominate the period we set of to see some examples, and we took a few hundred photos... Here's a selection.

The series continues for the next two Tuesdays, covering public buildings and housing. Details available on their site.

Last Updated 09 September 2009