SP3378 : Station Tower and Copthall House, Station Square, Coventry

near to Coventry, Great Britain

Station Tower and Copthall House, Station Square, Coventry
Station Tower and Copthall House, Station Square, Coventry
A fully-fledged exmple of 1960s urban planning, a fact which will automatically condemn it in the eyes of many, but which I think is harmonious and successful.
Copthall House is the low block in the background, faced in Derbyshire marble and slate, and designed by W.H. Saunders & Son (see also SP3378 : Copthall House, Station Square, Coventry).
The alternating bands of grey spandrels and windows give Station Tower a stripy look. The grid effect is enhanced by strong projecting black horizontals and verticals. Was it also the work of W.H. Saunders & Son? It was empty at the time, presumably awaiting redevelopment.
On the right is a sliver of the railway station (1959-62, by W.R. Headley) (see also SP3378 : Station, Station Square, Coventry).
Note too the survival of the iconic BR sign.
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2011
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 23 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 7 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3320 7828 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.0919N 1:30.8071W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3312 7823
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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