Barbican Estate

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The Barbican Estate is a residential estate that was built during the 1960s and the 1980s within the City of London in Central London, in an area once devastated by World War II bombings and today densely populated by financial institutions.wikipedia
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Barbican Centre

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It contains, or is adjacent to, the Barbican Arts Centre, the Museum of London, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Barbican public library, the City of London School for Girls and a YMCA (now closed), forming the Barbican Complex.
The Barbican Centre is a performing arts centre in the Barbican Estate of the City of London and the largest of its kind in Europe.

City of London School for Girls

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It contains, or is adjacent to, the Barbican Arts Centre, the Museum of London, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Barbican public library, the City of London School for Girls and a YMCA (now closed), forming the Barbican Complex.
City of London School for Girls (CLSG) is an independent school in the Barbican in the City of London.

City of London

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The Barbican Estate is a residential estate that was built during the 1960s and the 1980s within the City of London in Central London, in an area once devastated by World War II bombings and today densely populated by financial institutions.
The main residential section of the City today is the Barbican Estate, constructed between 1965 and 1976.

Museum of London

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It contains, or is adjacent to, the Barbican Arts Centre, the Museum of London, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Barbican public library, the City of London School for Girls and a YMCA (now closed), forming the Barbican Complex. The main fort of Roman London was built between 90 and 120 AD southeast of where the Museum of London now stands at the corner of London Wall and Aldersgate Street.
The museum was opened in December 1976 as part of the Barbican Estate.

Cripplegate

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Around 200 AD walls were built around the city that incorporated the old fort, which became a grand entrance known as Cripplegate.
The area was almost entirely destroyed in the Blitz of World War II and today it is the site of the Barbican Estate and Barbican Centre.

The Heron

Milton Court
Milton Court, which once contained a fire station, medical facilities, and some flats, was demolished to allow the construction of a new apartment tower named The Heron, which also contains additional facilities for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
It is located near the Barbican residential estate within the City of London area, close to Barbican and Moorgate tube stations.

Aldersgate

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The main fort of Roman London was built between 90 and 120 AD southeast of where the Museum of London now stands at the corner of London Wall and Aldersgate Street.
It is located on the west side of the Barbican Estate and Barbican Centre, near St Bartholomew's Hospital and the Museum of London (which falls within the ward).

Chamberlin, Powell and Bon

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The complex was designed by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, whose first work was the ground-breaking Golden Lane Estate immediately north of the Barbican.
Chamberlin, Powell and Bon was a British firm of architects whose work involved designing the Barbican Estate.

Barbican

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The word barbican comes from the Low Latin word Barbecana which referred to a fortified outpost or gateway, such as an outer defence of a city or castle or any tower situated over a gate or bridge which was used for defence purposes.

City of London Corporation

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Rather, it was designed and built for City professionals and their families, with all flats let out at commercial rents by the Corporation of London.
It has risen slightly to around 9,000 since, largely due to the development of the Barbican Estate.

Golden Lane Estate

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The complex was designed by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, whose first work was the ground-breaking Golden Lane Estate immediately north of the Barbican.
It was designed by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, who later designed the adjacent Barbican Estate.

London Wall

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The main fort of Roman London was built between 90 and 120 AD southeast of where the Museum of London now stands at the corner of London Wall and Aldersgate Street.
All that remains of the wall are a few (albeit substantial) sections, some of which can be seen in the grounds of the Museum of London, in the Barbican Estate and around Tower Hill.

María de Salinas

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Brandon married his ward Catherine Willoughby, daughter of Maria de Salinas who had been a confidante and lady-in-waiting of Catherine of Aragon and after his death was retained by the Willoughby family.
Maria lived for another three years, spending much of the time in her London residence at Barbican.

Moorgate station

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To accommodate the estate, 500 metres of the Metropolitan line was realigned between Barbican and Moorgate stations between 1963 and 1965.
The realignment of the platforms enabled about 500 yd of the line to Barbican to be straightened and moved south to facilitate development of the Barbican Estate.

Pan Peninsula

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Pan Peninsula consists of two towers—the taller one is 147 metres and 48 storeys, surpassing the towers of the Barbican Estate and 26th tallest building in London (as of October 2018).

Barbican tube station

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To accommodate the estate, 500 metres of the Metropolitan line was realigned between Barbican and Moorgate stations between 1963 and 1965.
Barbican is a London Underground station situated near the Barbican Estate, on the edge of the ward of Farringdon Within, in the City of London in Central London.

St Giles-without-Cripplegate

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St Giles-without-Cripplegate is an Anglican church in the City of London, located on Fore Street within the modern Barbican complex.

Garchey

Garchey waste disposal system
A more sophisticated system was installed in London's Barbican Estate in the 1960s and 1970s.

List of tallest buildings and structures in London

Tall buildings in Londontall buildingsLondon's tallest residential tower
The estate also contains three of London's tallest residential towers, at 42 storeys and 123 m high.

Martin Frobisher

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Frobisher Crescent, part of the Barbican Estate in London, is named after Frobisher.

London

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Part of the varied architectural heritage are the 17th-century churches by Wren, neoclassical financial institutions such as the Royal Exchange and the Bank of England, to the early 20th century Old Bailey and the 1960s Barbican Estate.

Central London

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The Barbican Estate is a residential estate that was built during the 1960s and the 1980s within the City of London in Central London, in an area once devastated by World War II bombings and today densely populated by financial institutions.

World War II

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The Barbican Estate is a residential estate that was built during the 1960s and the 1980s within the City of London in Central London, in an area once devastated by World War II bombings and today densely populated by financial institutions.

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

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It contains, or is adjacent to, the Barbican Arts Centre, the Museum of London, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Barbican public library, the City of London School for Girls and a YMCA (now closed), forming the Barbican Complex. Milton Court, which once contained a fire station, medical facilities, and some flats, was demolished to allow the construction of a new apartment tower named The Heron, which also contains additional facilities for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

YMCA

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It contains, or is adjacent to, the Barbican Arts Centre, the Museum of London, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Barbican public library, the City of London School for Girls and a YMCA (now closed), forming the Barbican Complex.