Category Archives: Subj_Modern Buildings

Heron Tower

Above: A view in October 2011 of the Heron Tower shortly before opening from the fork formed by Threadneedle Street with Bishopsgate. As the tallest building in the City of London – at 755 feet (230 m) with 46 floors … Continue reading

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Barbican Centre

Above: The Barbican Centre is on the north side of the larger Barbican Estate. The Barbican Centre is a performing arts centre within the Barbican Estate which is situated towards the NW edge of the boundary of the City of … Continue reading

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Barbican Estate

Above: View looking west from the top of Tower 42 at the Barbican Estate. The three tall blocks of flats are part of the Barbican Estate along with the buildings around those tower blocks (apart from the large office block … Continue reading

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St Luke’s Court, Tooley Street

Above: Wide-angle view from the north side of Tooley Street of the development which looks like a series of badly stacked boxes. Tooley Street is mainly lined with Victorian buildings. There are a few new developments but they are in … Continue reading

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Trellick Tower

Above: View of the Trellick Tower reflected in the canal with a curved section of Westway overhanging the waterway. The Trellick Tower is probably one of the most iconic of all the Brutalist architecture examples in London. The large block … Continue reading

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Cascades Tower

Above: Cascades Tower with its sloping side. In the 1980s, when the London Docklands Development Corporation (LDDC) was only just starting it had the task of creating a ‘new world’ in the derelict Docklands area. Londoners became used to tall … Continue reading

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Newfoundland Quay

Above: Newfoundland Quay (in the centre of the view) photographed in April 2019 from near the entrance to Canary Wharf Underground Station. The DLR runs on a bridge across the remaining part of Middle Dock. Every time you visit Canary … Continue reading

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Leadenhall Building (Cheesegrater)

Above: Looking west in 2018 at a surprisingly traffic-free Leadenhall Street. The Leadenhall Building (with the sloping side) stands on the north side of Leadenhall Street, at the junction with St Mary Axe (Street). To the right can be seen … Continue reading

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St Mary Axe, 30 (Gherkin)

Above: Looking west from Mile End Road towards the City in April 2018. The Gherkin (just over a mile away) appears in front of the taller Leadenhall Building (Cheesegrater). Just to the right is 22 Bishopsgate under construction. The building … Continue reading

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Minster Court

Above: The three buildings that form Minster Court. Being so large it is impossible to photograph them at ground level. At the bottom of the view is parts of the roofline of the old Billingsgate Market and the Custom House. … Continue reading

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