Great Arthur House

 

 

This was taken on a cold, drab day. Little blocks of sunshine on Great Arthur House near the Barbican. This was apparently the highest block of flats in England when it was constructed and is presently Grade II Listed.

 

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Comparisions

A government drawing from the 1960’s for a power station.

Coventry rotunda cafe, built 1973.

Government drawing for a powerstation…

Coventry Train Station, built 1962

The structures all look like they are from Science Fiction book covers.

Images courtesy of www.forevergeek.com – a fantastic library of futuristic images and www.historiccoventry.co.uk – a great source of  photographs of architectural changes in Coventry.

Short Commute

Courtaulds was a big Coventry employer with an imposing factory that used to shadow the streets of Foleshill. Some of the buildings were recycled as office space, but the majority of the old factory has now been knocked down. Workers had a short walk to work, instead now the streets are lined with cars. A representation of the lost short commute.