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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
7th December 1980 Chelsea footballer John Terry was born in Barking.
7th December 1889 Gilbert and Sullivans Gondoliers, premieres in London
7th December 1811 The first Ratcliff Murders occur; of Tim & Celia & Tim Jr Marr at 29 Ratcliff Highway.
7th December 1783 The Theatre Royal first opened in Covent Garden.
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.