Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Clock Tower

Clock tower, British Library, Euston Road, St Pancras, London
Clock tower, British Library
Euston Road, St Pancras
London, October 2009

“Architect Sir Colin St. John ‘Sandy’ Wilson used to refer to the project that took up the bulk of his professional career as ‘the thirty years war’. There was no overall budget, and so from year to year, the architects never knew how much was going to be available for construction. That meant a constant process of re-design and re-assesment of priorities, as the eventual shape and size of the building always seemed to be in flux.”
(Building the British Library, currybetdotnet)

2 comments:

cieldequimper said...

I should have recognised this but didn't. :-(

crocrodyl said...

I like bricks, the clock looks quite modern. Nice shot!