TQ2781 : Marathon House, Marylebone Road

taken 7 years ago, near to Marylebone, Westminster, Great Britain

Marathon House, Marylebone Road
Marathon House, Marylebone Road
The daddy of all slab-and-podium office blocks in the country, inspired by Lever House in New York (which, in turn, was inspired by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe). By Gollins Melvin Ward & Partners, 1955-60. A crisp curtain-walled glass box with turquoise spandrels. The slab stands on a two-storey slab at right angles to the street. It still looks immaculate.
Originally known as Castrol House, after its first occupants, unusually for this type of building, it has since been converted into flats.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 3 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 22 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2769 8192 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.3063N 0:9.6554W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2775 8188
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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1950s-1970s Architecture 

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