2022

SP0686 : The Sentinels

taken 2 years ago, near to Birmingham, England

The Sentinels
The Sentinels
The Sentinels are Cleveland Tower, to the left, and Clydesdale Tower, to the right. They are 32 storeys tall according to the Edinburgh University Tower Block site, which describes them as having 244 dwellings per block, and they were built by the contractor Bryant for the city council of Birmingham LinkExternal link . Cleveland Tower was completed in 1970, Clydesdale in 1971, according to Wikipedia, which describes their unusual social history LinkExternal link . The Sentinels were the highest housing blocks in the city until they were surpassed in 2019. Originally council flats, they are now owned by a housing association.

The Sentinels are seen here from Blucher Street off Holloway Head, near the synagogue, a viewpoint which will presumably be lost once the construction in the foreground is completed.

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Geographical Context: Housing, Dwellings City, Town centre Style: Modernist Primary Subject: Apartment Block other tags: Block of Flats Modernist Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Articles: · Images shortlisted for POTY, 2022 Automatic Clusters: · Birmingham [2305] · Street [1288] Other Photos: · The Sentinels, Holloway Head, Birmingham ·
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Photographer
A J Paxton   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 22 March, 2022   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 27 March, 2022
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0676 8631 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:28.4808N 1:54.1143W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0668 8629
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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