Yesterday evening started with a meander around the Barbican Estate in London. A dramatic example of 60’s architecture, brutal yet attractive at the same time. The Barbican was conceived and built as part of a rebuilding program across London following the damage incurred during WW2, the Cripplegate area was totally levelled by an overnight bombing raid on the 29th December 1940. It took nearly 20 years of political debate before agreement was reached and the City Corporation of London started building what is today one of the best examples of brutalist architecture and one of London’s most desirable places to live.
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