TQ3180 : Sampson House, Hopton Street (1)

taken 10 years ago, near to City of London, Great Britain

Sampson House, Hopton Street (1)
Sampson House, Hopton Street (1)
Sampson House would probably be best described as a Brutalist building. It was built in 1976-9 to the designs of Fitzroy Robinson & Partners who made extensive use of exposed concrete. (See TQ3180 : Sampson House, Hopton Street (2) for another view.)

Admittedly it could be perceived as hostile to the passer-by with a lack of windows at street level and those above being mirrored, but even so I find it impressive. The railway line just over the river from Blackfriars station affords a much better view. It is currently occupied by IBM.

To my mind, in this photo it seems to float above the perpetual clutter of London's streets like a bloated alien spacecraft.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 9 June, 2009
Offices > Offices   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 318 804 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.4301N 0:6.1371W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 316 803
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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