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Construction site JLP01_08_071887
Construction site JLP01_08_071887
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Night scene JLP01_08_064434
Night scene JLP01_08_064434
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Lancashire Hill JLP01_08_077958
Lancashire Hill JLP01_08_077958
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Building a hospital JLP01_10_43513
Building a hospital JLP01_10_43513
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Building a hospital JLP01_10_41805
Building a hospital JLP01_10_41805
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Cranes over the YMCA JLP01_08_099331
Cranes over the YMCA JLP01_08_099331
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Balcony JLP01_08_083353
Balcony JLP01_08_083353
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Aylesbury Estate Walworth JLP01_08_081550
Aylesbury Estate Walworth JLP01_08_081550
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Building The Lanes JLP01_10_13960
Building The Lanes JLP01_10_13960
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Thames Foundry, Dagenham Works JLP01_01_048_26
Thames Foundry, Dagenham Works JLP01_01_048_26
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Thames Foundry, Dagenham Works JLP01_01_048_23
Thames Foundry, Dagenham Works JLP01_01_048_23
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Thames Foundry, Dagenham Works JLP01_01_048_22
Thames Foundry, Dagenham Works JLP01_01_048_22
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Cranes over the YMCA JLP01_08_099331 Featured Image

Cranes over the YMCA JLP01_08_099331

Central London YMCA, Great Russell Street, Camden, Greater London. The construction of the eastern three tower blocks of the Central London YMCA, showing cranes atop and alongside the structure, viewed over rooftops from the east.
It was announced in February 1971 that Laing had started work on a new building at Central London YMCA, to replace an existing building which had opened in the 1910s. The project comprised four residential towers between 6 and 12 storeys high, above a podium and basements. The towers would accommodate 1,200 residents in over 700 single and double bedrooms; staff would be accommodated in penthouse suits on the top of the three lower towers. The towers were built on a two-storey podium containing restaurants, offices, a public library, and shops. Beneath the buildings were basements 16 metres below street level, for car parks, a swimming pool, a gymnasium, a sports hall, and a conference centre. The basements and podium, which were built using reinforced concrete and structural steel, comprised Phase I of the project; the podium was built onto the foundation piles before the basements had been excavated. Construction of the towers began earlier than originally planned: excavated material was removed from the basements using conveyors rather than mounting cranes onto the podium frame, on which the towers were to be built. The towers were clad in 2,000 precast concrete panels and had deeply moulded white concrete window panels, both of which were manufactured by John Laing Concrete in Princes Risborough. The towers were built in Phase II and the building was completed in 1977. A cropped version of this photograph was published in the January 1975 edition of Team Spirit, Laing's newsletter

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Thames Foundry, Dagenham Works JLP01_01_048_18
Thames Foundry, Dagenham Works JLP01_01_048_18
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Thames Foundry, Dagenham Works JLP01_01_048_16
Thames Foundry, Dagenham Works JLP01_01_048_16
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Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_097
Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_097
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Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_101
Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_101
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Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_099
Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_099
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