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Robin Hood Gardens (Poplar)

Locality
Coordinates 51.509878, -0.007854
Adm. div. Middlesex, now Greater London
Vicinity Woolmore Street, Poplar, Stepney
Type Area
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record 1966
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Robin Hood Gardens.
The west block seen from the southwest / MalcMcDonald, 30 Mar. 2012, Creative Commons, via Geograph.
YouTube: Deezen: Drone footage captures brutalist Robin Hood Gardens ahead of imminent demolition.
YouTube: The Architectural Review: Robin Hood Gardens: Requiem For A Dream.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-08-07. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-12.

Robin Hood Gardens is a council housing estate designed 1966-67 by Alison and Peter Smithson, built 1968-72, on a site bounded to the north by Woolmore Street, Robin Hood Lane to the east, Poplar High Street and the A1261 to the south, and to the west Cotton Street. From its inception this project has remained highly controversial, and after a decade-long struggle over its fate, its two large concrete blocks are now being torn down, work of demolition having just started in December of 2017 on the western block along Cotton Street.

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