Great Shakes: Shakespeare Tower, Barbican. London by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon-
Shakespeare Tower is one of three 44 storey towers at Chamberlin, Powell and Bon’s Barbican Estate in East London. Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, who were already known for their neighbouring Golden Lane Estate, started designing The Barbican in the early 1950s and presented their first scheme in 1955. Shakespeare Tower, which is the middle of the 3 towers, was the last tower to be completed in 1976 and for a long period they were the tallest residential towers in Europe.
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