the economist building, london 1959-1964. architects: peter and alison smithson (1923-2003 & 1928-1993). the bank building in front of the economist tower as seen from st. james' street. took me a while to realize the fire wall on the left is also by the smithsons, I have to admit. this photo was uploaded with a CC license and may be used free of charge and in any way you see fit. if possible, please name photographer "SEIER+SEIER". if not, don't. the smithsons.
To most of us, the Barbican is a series of towers with flats in, plus a theatre where you might have been to see a Shakespeare play at some point and a cinema where they sell (delicious) pizza. But for architecture fans, and especially those obsessed with the 60s and 70s concrete buildings collectively known as Brutalist architecture, it's one of the UK's most significant building complexes.