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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th June 1982 Roberto 'Gods Banker' Calvi, is found dead, hanged under Blackfriars Bridge in London.go to related location

19th June 1975 Missing Lord Lucan murdered the 29-year-old nanny of his three young children, an inquest jury in Westminster decided.

19th June 1973 Rocky Horror Picture Show, stage production opens in London

19th June 1966 RW Hardy photographs staircase at Queen's House, Greenwich, later finds ghostly figures on pics.go to related location

19th June 1964 Mayor of London Boris Johnson born in New York City.

19th June 1942 Born today: Neil Chalmers, director (National History Museum, London)

19th June 1925 Comedian Charlie Drake was born in Elephant and Castle, London.

19th June 1921 Born today: Allan Davis, Mayor of London

19th June 1890 Born today: Barbara Everest, London England, actress (Fatal Witness, Inquest)

19th June 1829 Sir Robert Peel founded the London Metropolitan Police (Bobbies).

Number 1 Poultry



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.


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Number 1 Poultry

Londons post modern masterpiece or monstrosity - you decide!


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However one feels about the design of this building, it is surely not an appropriate edifice for the location. It looks as though it may have been designed by a child using early learning building blocks and does not blend in at all with its older neighbours, not least because it is pink. (Chris)
Posted by Chris on 2012-01-07
It is a huge disappointment that Lord Palumbo who once owned and cherished the Farnsworth house, was so confused as to destroy the Mappin&Webb builng and replace it with this cheap, awful nonsense which is already terribly aged as most of the post-modernist mediocrities. Pity he didnt go with his original plan for Mies Van Der Rohe. All the Post-modernist monstrosities should be bombed! (Eveline)
Posted by Eveline on 2010-01-25
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