Coventry Elephant – Endangered Species

The Coventry Elephant is now an endangered species, after years of neglect it seems very soon it will be extinct. Such a shame, another iconic piece of Coventry architecture is left to become dilapidated, giving the authorities an easy excuse to get rid.

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This is the best angle to see the elephant shape of the architecture, but close up shots reveal the unusual angles and design created by City architect Harry Noble in the 1970’s. I believe the loss of these exciting buildings will be mourned in the future, we are rapidly losing post-war architecture across the UK, and instead of Coventry being proud of it’s heritage it is ripping it apart.

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http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/daily-news/coventrys-elephant-pool-under-threat-of-demolition/8659298.article

 

 

 

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