Post War architecture

The architecture of the 50s and 60s has long been despised. Now, however, it is being rediscovered and appreciated by a new generation. For some though, fifties and sixties buildings are still considered ugly eyesores.

60s tower block - icon or eyesore?

Icons or eyesores?

60s architecture draws strong passions in many people, whether it is an urge to pull it down or preserve it.

60s construction

Spaghetti Junction

Whilst Unit 4 sang about 'concrete and clay', much of the country was transformed in the 60s.

The Tricorn, Portsmouth

The Tricorn, Portsmouth

The Tricorn Centre, Portsmouth was a daring modern shopping centre built by the Owen Luder Partnership in 1966. It used exposed concrete in a style known as brutalism. Unfortunately this building was demolished in 2004. Have a look at our final reflections.

Tricorn, Portsmouth 1966-2004
Motorway service station, Forton in the 60s

Motorway Service stations

Gourmet food, cutting edge architecture - welcome to the glamorous world of the motorway service station in the sixties.

The Tower, at Forton, right, is now a listed building.

Trinity Square Car Park, AKA Get Carter Car Park, Gateshead

Get Carter Car Park

The Trinity Square Car Park at Gateshead, featured in both 'Get Carter' and 'Whatever happened to the Likely Lads'. See it now, while you still can...

Get Carter Car Park



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