Sheffield's Park Hill: Estate expectations
No visitor to Sheffield can have failed to notice them. Perched high on the rise overlooking Sheffield station, Park Hill flats have been variously described as a fortress, a prison block and by almost everyone as a blot on the landscape. And yet, 50 years ago tomorrow on 16 June 1961, it all seemed so different as Hugh Gaitskell, the leader of the Opposition, arrived in
Residents reclaim image of ‘gritty’ Balfron Tower
IT’S been used as the decayed and depressive backdrop in everything from Oasis single Morning Glory to Danny Boyles horror film 28 Days Later.
laburnum court 1987
kingsland estate whiston road haggerston hackney london uk ©chris dorley-brown The block was constructed by Shoreditch Metropolitan Borough Council, an eleven-storey H-plan block consisting of 44 two-bedroom flats. Construction was approved by committee in 1955. www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1501898&sort=4&a...
Brutal London: the capital's housing crisis – in pictures
Photographer Alessia Gammarota looks at the connections between different aspects of London’s housing crisis, from squatting and council estates to new developments changing the landscape and the city’s soul
Queen Elizabeth Tower Blocks, Glasgow, Scotland; 1965-1993
Queen Elizabeth Tower Blocks, Glasgow, Scotland; 1965-1993, Demolished Hutchesontown C Development Architect: Sir Basil Spence Connect to the Sir Basil Spence Archive Project
Red Road Flats; Glasgow
Artist Larry Herman photographed the Red Road Flats in the mid-1970s. The buildings offered contemporary high-rise living that was intended to be an improvement on the previous overcrowded housing conditions of tenements. Here Herman juxtaposes the monolithic structures with the playground below, where children are playing on a roundabout.This Photograph is on display as part of #WhenWeWereYoung at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
Filming Locations for A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Travel guide to filming locations for Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971), in Greater London, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.