TQ3281 : Barbican tour: Frobisher Crescent and Shakespeare Tower

taken 3 years ago, near to Shoreditch, Islington, Great Britain

Barbican tour: Frobisher Crescent and Shakespeare Tower
Barbican tour: Frobisher Crescent and Shakespeare Tower
Our guide pointed out the semicircular motif evident at the top of this range of buildings as well as in the plan of the building itself, a motif drawn from the plan of a mediaeval barbican gate (hence the estate's name) and seen through the estate, even in the openings at the top of the tower behind. All these buildings are grouped as grade 2 listed.
A tour of the Barbican
Photos taken on a guided evening tour of the Barbican estate in central London. The whole of the 1960s/70s estate including the 1982 arts centre is now listed grade 2 as a group of buildings, and grade 2* as a park.

The enthusiastic and well informed guide pointed out many architectural features and references that are not obvious to the untrained eye. Much of what he said in detail can be found on the very detailed list description at LinkExternal link so there is no need to repeat it here.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 26 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 30 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Barbican 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3228 8186 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.2106N 0:5.6896W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3233 8186
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Architectural Detail  Grade II Listed 

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