TQ3080 : Old War Office, Whitehall

taken 4 years ago, near to Westminster, Great Britain

Old War Office, Whitehall
Old War Office, Whitehall
An impressive slice of Edwardian Baroque done with such gusto that one is prepared to overlook its stodgier elements. The skyline in particular is superb (TQ3080 : View from Whitehall Court (3)), a major contributor to views from St James's Park (TQ3080 : View from St James's Park (1)). Designed by William Young in 1898 and built in 1899-1906, the process completed by William's son, Clyde. Grade II* listed.
Having lain empty for a while, the building was sold by the MoD in 2014 for 350 million. Its new owners, the Hinduja Group and Spanish firm OHL, want to turn it into a five star hotel and luxury flats, in the process of which they intend to add new storeys at the top, ruining the aforementioned views in an act of wanton vandalism, shamefully supported by Historic England and Westminster Council.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 18 February, 2014   (more nearby)
Sunday, 5 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  Derelict, Disused 
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3013 8014 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.3131N 0:7.5858W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3008 8019
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Listed Building  Edwardian Architecture  Victorian Architecture 

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