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11 June 2009

1873 – Butler’s Wharf, London

Butler’s Wharf was built between 1871-73 as a shipping wharf and warehouse complex, accommodating goods unloaded from ships using the port of London. It contained what was reputedly the largest tea warehouse in...

11 June 2009

1894 – Tower Bridge, London

Architect: Wolfe Barry & Horace Jones The Tower Bridge, named after its two impressive towers, is one of London’s best known landmarks. This Victorian Bridge is now more than 100 years old. Designed...

11 June 2009

1886 – Building the Tower Bridge, London

Building the Tower Bridge Description from an article in the 1930′s in Wonders of World Engineering, published by Fleetway House The most famous example of the bascule bridge is the Tower Bridge across...

10 June 2009

2004 – 30 St Mary Axe (Swiss Re), London

Architects: Foster + Partners

10 June 2009

1823-53, British Museum, London

Architect: Sir Robert Smirke / Foster + Partners The core of today’s British Museum, including the great south front, was designed in 1823 by Sir Robert Smirke (1780-1867) in Greek Revival style, but...

09 June 2009

How these men will honour the 7 July dead in this royal corner of London

If you wanted to trace the formal history of the British public memorial from Victorian times to the present day, London’s Kensington Gardens would be a good place to start. Opposite the Royal...

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...

28 March 2009

1833 – Design for Carlton Club, London

Architect: Charles Robert Cockerell The Carlton Club on Pall Mall in London had invited various architects, including Pugin, Wyatt, Barry, and Decimus Burton to design a new clubhouse. Cockerell declined the opportunity to...