The hanging gardens of Basingstoke is such a fantastic description of Mountbatten House. Somehow I always think it looks wrong – as if nature is encroaching on the concrete jungle. As for 30 Cannon Street, that has always struck me as a ‘flight of fancy’ – or something from a cartoon – driving up Cannon Street. Fantastic! All built in the late 1960s and the 1970s – in a way, it is amazing that any are still standing given ‘concrete cancer’ and general buidling techniques in the day.
Alpha Tower in Birmingham is also great isn’t it? A mad, modernist sail-like block that looks as if it just shouldn’t be there!
I hope that you enjoy the pictures as much as I did – really interesting stuff and great news that English Heritage is able to be so ‘un-stuffy’ and forward thinking in their assighments.
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