TQ3281 : Roman House, Wood Street

taken 7 years ago, near to London, City of London, Great Britain

Roman House, Wood Street
Roman House, Wood Street
The first of the post-war office blocks along London Wall, built in 1957 to the designs of R.N. Wakelin of Campbell-Jones & Sons. Concrete clad in Portland stone with blue spandrels under the windows.
It was built as part of the development plan drawn up the City of London and London County Council in 1954-55. West of Moorgate, London Wall would be lined with six office towers, perpendicular to the street, and walkways would run alongside and, via a bridge, link to the Barbican Estate. The segregation of traffic and pedestrians didn't really work, and things never stay still in the City for long. A combination of the low regard with which 1960s architecture is currently held and intense pressure on land has resulted in three of the towers having already been demolished, and St Alphage (seen behind, TQ3281 : St Alphage House, London Wall (1)) waiting on death row. More information here: LinkExternal link .
An inscription on the building marks the location of the first Second World War bomb to fall on the City, on 25 August 1940.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 March, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 7 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3241 8165 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.0956N 0:5.5819W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3240 8170
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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1950s-1970s Architecture 

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