TQ3281 : Barbican tour: Barbican shape

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

Barbican tour: Barbican shape
Barbican tour: Barbican shape
Our guide pointed out that this structure, functionally an escape route, is intended to echo the form of a mediaeval barbican gate from which the whole estate takes its name.
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
Sunday, 31 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Barbican 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3236 8189 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.2257N 0:5.6197W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3236 8188
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Architectural Detail  Grade II Listed 

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