During the build of London’s Tower Bridge at the end of the nineteenth century, the site office (shown above) was a busy place, with architects and engineers watching over the work. Above, you see architect John Wolfe Barry (centre), with site managers George Edward Wilson Crutwell (left) and Andrew Stephenson Biggart (right).
And there is a recognisable view from the window, with the dome of London’s tallest building standing out: St Paul’s Cathedral. In fact, it retained the title of tallest building until 1963.
And below we have an up-to-date view of London from a window on Tower Bridge’s upper walkway.
Views from Tower Bridge, London, January 2020
And those shots are clear images, with no reflection from the glass windows – because, they allow visitors to open them. What a novelty in Britain’s obsession with locked windows for reasons of health and safety.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 14 January 2020
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