TQ3180 : Sampson House, Hopton Street (1)

taken 9 years ago, near to City of London, Great Britain

Sampson House, Hopton Street (1)
Sampson House, Hopton Street (1)
Sampson House would probably be best described as a Brutalist building. It was built in 1976-9 to the designs of Fitzroy Robinson & Partners who made extensive use of exposed concrete. (See TQ3180 : Sampson House, Hopton Street (2) for another view.)

Admittedly it could be perceived as hostile to the passer-by with a lack of windows at street level and those above being mirrored, but even so I find it impressive. The railway line just over the river from Blackfriars station affords a much better view. It is currently occupied by IBM.

To my mind, in this photo it seems to float above the perpetual clutter of London's streets like a bloated alien spacecraft.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 9 June, 2009
Offices > Offices   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 318 804 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.4301N 0:6.1371W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 316 803
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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