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First thoughts

07 February 2012

First thoughts: the first scheme, from 1955, for the modernist Barbican, in the City of London, shows, right, the blitzed St Giles’s, Cripplegate, restored, and a new pyramidal block of flats on the rear left. From Chamberlin, Powell & Bon: Twentieth century architects, a study of their work by Elain Harwood (RIBA Publishing, £20 (£18); 978-1-85946-397-0)

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