TQ3281 : Barbican tour: horizontal slit

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

Barbican tour: horizontal slit
Barbican tour: horizontal slit
Our guide pointed out that the slit seen here at the top of Cromwell Tower and elsewhere on the estate is intended to echo the form of mediaeval arrow slits as found on castles and fortified houses.
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 323 819 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.2360N 0:5.5934W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 323 818
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Architectural Detail  Grade II Listed 

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