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40 Years Ago: A ‘Grand Stand’ at Lords

Taken from Building with Steel, 1969 It was in 1814 that Mr T Lord leased the now famous ground to the Marylebone Cricket Club and the story of Cricket made …

40 Years Ago: Head Office for Hearts of Oak Benefit Society

Taken from Building with Steel 1969 The Hearts of Oak Benefit Society, which operates within the framework of the Friendly Societies Act, has grown from humble …

40 Years Ago: First British Rail bridge in weathering steel

Taken from Build with Steel 1969 The first stage of the British Rail Freightliner network was virtually completed in mid-summer 1967 and plans were then …

40 Years Ago: British steel in Bahrain

Taken from Building with Steel 1969 by D. K. Doran, BSc(Eng), DIC, MICE, Manager, Structural Design Department, George Wimpey & Co. Ltd The foundation …

40 Years Ago: GEAI, Rouen

Taken from Building with Steel, 1969 France has sought to solve its desperate housing problems by making use of prefabricated structures. For this purpose, …

40 Years Ago: Separating the Mersey Tunnel

Taken from Building with Steel 1969 In 1935, when the Birkenhead to Liverpool Tunnel under the River Mersey (the Queensway Tunnel) was opened, the total number …

40 Years Ago: An architectural expression of structural steelwork with no conventional fireproofing

Taken from Building with Steel The bare and basic facts of this building are that it is triangular with 18 exposed supporting steel columns in weathering steel …

40 Years Ago: Building with steel

Unusual television studio  The building illustrated is clad with 85 tons of sheet lead – chosen for its sound insulating qualities – colour a soft grey. …

40 Years Ago: Prize winning steel bridges

Taken from Building with Steel, 1968 The illustrations on this and the facing page show some of the steel bridges chosen for awards in 1967 by the American …

40 Years Ago: New plant houses have been built ‘inside out’

Taken from Building with Steel 1968 The new exhibition plant and orchid house at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, are structures of unusual shape and …

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