Saturday 16 Sept 2017 | 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Living With Birmingham’s High-Rise Heritage
Community Hub, John Lewis (Grand Central), 2 Station Street B2 2AU
Over 400 residential tower blocks were built in Birmingham in the 1970s. The most unpopular ones have since been demolished, but many remain as useful part of the city’s housing stock. When there is a chronic shortage of housing can we afford to knock any more of them down? Architectural writer Alan Clawley will present an illustrated history of the tower block and Conservation specialist and STEAM Phd Scholar Tim Lewis of Birmingham City University will examine their significance and discuss their role in C21st housing provision.
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