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08 June 2009

Bacon, Henry (1866-1924)

A distinguished architect, died in New York City, February 16, 1924. He was born at Watseka, Illinois, in 1866. In 1889 he won the Rotch Traveling Scholarship, which enabled him to study architecture...

08 June 2009

The dark knights return: four profoundly unfashionable buildings in London.

Number One, Poultry, is an office and retail corner block at the heart of the City of London by James Stirling, first designed in 1985, but only completed posthumously by Michael Wilford in...

08 June 2009

2000 – Botanic Gardens of Wales, Llanarthney, Carmarthen

Architect: Foster + Partners This spectacular dome is the largest single span glasshouse in the world, and was designed by Norman Foster and Partners. Poised on the Welsh landscape like a giant raindrop,...

08 June 2009

1826 – Menai Suspension Bridge, Anglesey, Wales

Architect: Thomas Telford Prior to the bridge’s completion in 1826 the island had no connection to the mainland and all movement to and from Anglesey was by ferry. However, the Act of Union...

08 June 2009

1846 – Britannia Bridge, Anglesey, Wales

Architect: Robert Stephenson The increasing popularity of rail travel necessitated a second bridge over the straits to provide a direct rail link between London and the port of Holyhead. The task of building...

08 June 2009

1906 – Alms Houses, The Hendre, Monmouth, Wales

Architect: Aston Webb

08 June 2009

1906 – Parish Church, Buckley, Wales

Architect: Douglas & Minhull

08 June 2009

1906 – Seaview, Swansea, Wales

Architect: Harold Kennard

08 June 2009

1894 – Restoration of Welsh Churches

Architect: Seddon & Carter St.Mary’s, Chepstow; All Saints, Penarth; & Welsh Church, Britton Ferry.