November 10, 2012 Reblogged from procrete by scavengedluxury


The Rotunda, Birmingham, England (circa 1978).

Designed by James A. Roberts, The Rotunda opened in 1965 as a 25 storey, cylindrical office building. Commercially, it was a failure as it proved difficult to let, however the building became iconic amongst locals and when proposals were put forward in the 1980s and 1990s for its demolition, local opposition was considerable. In light of this, the building was designated Grade II listed status in 2000.

From 2004 to 2008, The Rotunda was stripped back to its bare frame, and renovated into apartments, designed by Glenn Howells Architects.

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    Wow so different to what it is like now…
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