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Towers on the Barbican Estate. This photo, taken from the Railway Bridge on Hayne Street, Smithfield, includes the towers of the Barbican estate. The estate was designed by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon for the Corporation of London in the late 1950s and intended to help repopulate the City following the destruction of the Blitz in the Second World War. The towers were named after people with strong connections to the City, such as Oliver Cromwell and William Shakespeare. The photo contributed to an exhibition, Tower Blocks: Love Them or Loath Them, held at the Museum of London in 1999.
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