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MINIATURE 3D concrete Dorman Long Tower

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MINIATURE 3D concrete Dorman Long Tower

Hand cast concrete miniature 3D artwork
Edition of 200
Comes Gift Boxed
Hand Cast Concrete
7 cm high, 5.5 cm wide, 2.5 cm deep (approx)

Dorman Long Tower:

Location: Redcar, England
Architect:
Completed: 1956
Status: Demolished 2021


Brief Overview

Brutalist architecture, known for its raw, exposed concrete surfaces and imposing, fortress-like appearance, has gained a following among architecture enthusiasts and historians alike. One notable example of this style was the Dorman Long tower.

The Dorman Long Tower was an iconic landmark, located at South Bank, Teesside - an important site in the areas industrial heritage - with a global reach.  It was built between 1953-56 and originally used to store coal in the coke process.  Thousands of man and women  worked at the site over the years before production ceased in 2015. 

Under pressure of demolition the Dorman Long Tower was awarded emergency Grade II Listed status by Historic England on September 10th 2021.  However sadly, amongst accusations of 'cultural vandalism' Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries revoked the listing- allowing demolition to continue as planned. 

The Tower was demolished on 19th September 2021.   

Brutalism is Dead: Long Live Dorman Long Tower.