Looking back, Looking forward

What has been lost and what can still be saved

Buildings endure but they really aren’t indestructible and in recent years we have lost to thoughtless development and needless destruction some treasures.


Images Nakagin Capsule Tower A606 © Demolished 2022


Others are in danger, and all the time, weather and wear and tear take toll of our built heritage.  Let’s do what we can to preserve and value the buildings that have been left in our care.


The Twentieth Century Society, C20, has joined with local campaigners to campaign against what they call a ‘greedy’ scheme’, the 72 Upper Ground commercial office development on London’s Southbank.

During the opening statements at the Public Enquiry, the Southbank was described as

‘one of the worlds most recognisable urban vistas’, containing ‘the most important collection of modernist buildings in the country’

– no less than four listed postwar buildings and bridges.

C20, as it always does, is putting all its energy into defending a precious architectural treasure. It’s another campaign that we all can and should support.


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Barbican Estate, Roman Wall





Bastion House remains under threat (Image Howard Morris)


And here’s a thank you from us for your support. Visits to this website, our Instagram, Twitter and now on Mastodon have continued to increase way beyond our expectations when we first started posting photos of our home spot, the Barbican.


We wish you all a happy, healthy and creative 2023

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