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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th August 1990 Actress Rachel Hurd-Wood was born in Streatham, London.
17th August 1968 Actress Helen McCrory was born in Paddington, London.
17th August 1798 Medical pioneer Thomas Hodgkin was born in Pentonville, London.
Number 1 Poultry
Londons post modern masterpiece or monstrosity - you decide!
Location: 1 Poultry, London
Description: Designed by Sir James Stirling this is one of London's most revered post modern buildings. It's bizarre shapes, forms and unusual brickwork reflect other structures such as the previous building here The Mappin and Webb.
It now provides not only office space, but houses restaurants and shops, plus a tube station underneath.
It was built in 1994 on a site owned by Peter Palumbo, after Stirling's death.
While it was constructed an archeological treasure trove was being unearthed below; the Roman finds of a Roman road and artefacts dating back to AD 54 - perhaps when Londonium was founded.