This Brutal City – 103 Colmore Row – John Madin

The hoardings are going up and the scaffolding is being erected on 103 Colmore Row… Another one of John Madin’s Brutalist structures is being dismantled. I’m going to miss it.  I must have walked past this concrete monolith hundreds of times over the last decade, and it makes me slightly sad that it’s end is nigh. 

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This Brutal City – Birmingham Central Library – John Madin


Love it or hate it, you can’t help but admire the sheer brutal rigour of John Madin’s Birmingham Central Library, lovingly referred to as the Ziggurat.  

This landmark of post war Birmingham is in the process of being dismantled, so before it is lost to history, I thought I’d take my camera out and photograph it while I still had the chance! 

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Ilford XP2 400


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