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Creating A 'Domesday Book' Of Post-War Tower Blocks

Creating A 'Domesday Book' Of Post-War Tower Blocks
Creating A 'Domesday Book' Of Post-War Tower Blocks, Hulme Crescents, Manchester (c.1971)
Hulme Crescents, Manchester (c.1971)

The Edinburgh College of Art have announced that they will be creating a ‘Domesday Book’ catalogue of every multistory post-war housing project in the UK. The project - called Tower Blocks - Our Blocks! - will contain over 3,500 publicly accessible photographs from the 1980s, documented "at a time when post-1945 high-rise housing is continuously under threat threat across the [UK]." All images will be made searchable in a digital archive.

According to Colin McLean, Head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Scotland, "as the high rise towers that have dominated many towns’ and city’s skylines begin to disappear, it is important for us to capture this heritage and give voice to the experiences of those who live in these flats and communities. The Heritage Lottery Fund is delighted to be able to help make this happen."

The project is set to be completed by 2017.

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Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Creating A 'Domesday Book' Of Post-War Tower Blocks" 16 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/599558/creating-a-domesday-book-of-post-war-tower-blocks/> ISSN 0719-8884