Archway Tower Goes Missing

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 77 months ago
Archway Tower Goes Missing


An art project in Archway has managed something many residents have longed to see: it has scrubbed the area's eponymous tower from the skyline.

Built in the early 1960s, the 59m tower regularly excels in lists of buildings Londoners would love to see bulldozed. The next best thing is artist Ruth Ewen's installation, a viewer situated on the corner of Holloway Road and St John's Grove. Peer through it for an instant skyline spruce-up. The viewer uses a software algorithm to digitally remove the offending tower, and forms part of a project, How To Make Archway Tower Disappear, which includes a book recording the testimonies of those who once worked in the currently-unoccupied building.

How To Make Archway Tower Disappear runs until 6 June.

What other tower would you like to see erased from the skyline? Let us know.

Photo by BisForBabb

Last Updated 10 May 2012