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Brutalist Reality: Tower Blocks Can Be Dystopia For Real-Life Residents

Architecture enthusiasts might love the cold, harsh lines of Brutalist buildings, but for the people who actually live in the iconic London tower blocks and other modernist complexes for low-income residents, they can be – well – brutal. News that the tower blocks of Thamesmead in the city’s southeast quadrant are due for a pricey …

David Chase Lists Two New York Penthouses (EXCLUSIVE)

Seven-time Emmy-winning television writer and producer David Chase has two adjacent but not combined penthouse apartments atop one of the four towers that anchor the London Terrace complex in New York City’s prime West Chelsea neighborhood available at $16.5 million. The larger of the two penthouses, the home of celebrated author and activist Susan Sontag... Read more »

Things To Do Today In London: Monday 12 September

2 weeks agoEngland / London : Londonist

Abseil for London's Air Ambulance and try drawing in the Tower of London after dark.

‘An Open Invitation To Commit Suicide’ – The Winner Of The 2016 Carbuncle Cup

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The Lincoln Plaza housing tower in east London by BUJ Architects has been awarded the Carbuncle Cup 2016 [for Britain’s worst new building of the year] by architecture website BD. … Architect and critic Ike Ijeh, who was one of the competition judges, has called the building a ‘putrid pugilistic horror show that should never […]

Inside Britain's 'ugliest building' — which turns out to be pretty stunning

Lincoln Plaza, a high-rise residential tower block in London, was recently named the ugliest building in the country when it was crowned the winner of the Carbuncle Cup, given to the UK's worst-designed building each year by architecture...Show More Summary

China's orchid flower inspires London's Spire tower

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Ground has been broken on what will be the tallest residential tower in Western Europe and, indeed, one of the tallest buildings in the UK. Once complete, Spire London will rise flower-like to 235 m (771 ft). Occupants will have access...Show More Summary

This London tower block is officially the ugliest building in the UK

A high-rise residential tower block in London has just been named the ugliest building in the country. Lincoln Plaza, a complex comprised of two towers, a hotel, and a round building in South Quay, was announced today (September 7) as...Show More Summary

Europe's tallest residential tower breaks ground in London

The 67-story Spire London project was launched by Greenland Group, one of China’s largest premium residential developers. The building, which recently broke ground in London, will be 235 meters (771feet) high and will provide unrivaled views of the city. Show More Summary

Salesforce has created a tranquil meditation space with an incredible view to help London employees be mindful (CRM)

US tech giant Salesforce has created a meditation room at its UK headquarters in London to help employees be more mindful. The tranquil space — situated on the 30th floor of 101 Bishopsgate (or Salesforce Tower, as Salesforce likes to...Show More Summary

Visiting the Switch House at the Tate Modern

Even if you are not a fan of modern art, I recommend that you visit the viewing balcony on the 10th floor of the Tate Modern’s Switch Tower for some great views of the London skyline. The Shard to the right of the photo The City of London skyline including the Walkie Talkie to the […]

Who is David Rudisha, Kenya’s Double Olympic Champion?

Four years after London 2012, David Rudisha has delivered again for Kenya. The 800 meter runner won the East African country’s second gold medal of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro with a towering run, clocking a time of 1:42.15. Rudisha...Show More Summary

27,000 London police computers still run Windows XP

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Geek.com

There’s a lot of old stuff in England like Stonehenge, Hadrian’s Wall, and the Tower of London. There are also thousands of police computers that still run Windows XP. Yes, the proud men […]

Take a tour around the Tower of London - CNET

For nearly 1,000 years the Tower of London has overlooked the River Thames. Today it is largely a museum, and a fascinating look back into English history. Here's a full tour.

The Tower of London: Take a look inside - CNET

Overlooking the River Thames, the Tower of London protected the city for nearly 1,000 years. Today it's largely a museum, and a fascinating look into the past.

British Airways Opens the World’s Tallest Moving Observation Tower

2 months agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The world’s tallest moving observation tower opened Thursday in the seaside resort town of Brighton, England. The British Airways i360 is designed by Marks Barfield Architects, the team responsible for the London Eye. (The BBC reports...Show More Summary

The architects of the London Eye are about to launch a 'doughnut-pod' with breathtaking views of the seafront

British Airways is launching the world's first vertical cable car, which will offer passengers unprecedented, 360-degree views of the English seafront. The 531-foot-tall British Airways i360 is formed of a tower and transparent, doughnut-shaped glass pod that fits up to 200 passengers at a time. Show More Summary

Kate Middleton Has Her Pick of All These Royal Tiaras

While the Crown Jewels are on display at the Tower of London, some of the most beautiful and blinging royal headwear is very much kept under lock and key. It means that we have to wait for assorted state occasions to catch a rare glimpse...Show More Summary

Leicester ‘warrior’ Morgan signs new deal

2 months agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

London (AFP) – Towering Leicester City captain Wes Morgan has signed a new contract with the club to June 2019, the Premier League champions said on Tuesday. The 32-year-old played every minute of Leicester’s title-winning campaign and was a key part of their shock success, forming a rock-solid central defensive partnership with Robert Huth. Show More Summary

Rare Footage Gives a Unique Glimpse at London in 1918, Just Some Months Before the End of World War I

A unique glimpse at London in 1918, some months before the end of World War I. The film shows some of the famous sights of the city, from Westminster to St Paul’s Cathedral, from Clepotra’s Needle to the Tower of London where military exercises are being held. Show More Summary

Portraits Of The People Who Live In (And Love) Brutalism

A resident of London's Barbican documents the inhabitants of the iconic project—and their spaces. From outside, the towers of the Barbican Estate looks positively Ballardian. The Barbican is the best-known example of Brutalism in London,...Show More Summary

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