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Shakespeare Tower Also known as Barbican Phase VA

 

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  • Shakespeare Tower, along with the rest of the Barbican, was listed in 2001.
  • William Shakespeare, whom the tower is named after, invented over 8,000 words in common usage in the English language and is the most successful playwright of any language to have ever lived.
  • The balconies of the tower slant outwards from the top to bottom reducing the impression of vertigo on those using them.
  • This was one of the joint three tallest residential towers in the U.K with its partners until the completion of Pan Peninsula in London's docklands in 2009.

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Architect
Chamberlain, Powell & Bon
Developer
Corporation of London
Main Contractor
Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd

Reference Data

Reference No.
260
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
28-07-2016
 

Building Location

Address
Beech Street, the Barbican, London. EC2
Estate
The Barbican
Council
City of London
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1959
Construction start date
1963
Completion date
1976
Heritage Status
Grade II
Style
Brutalist

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
125.60
Roof Height (AOD)
139.90
Roof Height (AGL)
123.77

Shakespeare Tower

Total Floors (O.G)
43

Market Data

Primary Use
Residential

Flats
116

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