MISSING EDITIONS: Post and Mail Building

MISSING EDITIONS: Post and Mail Building


Our missing editions commemorate the lost buildings that we loved. Made all in black these 3D images appear and disappear with differing views and lighting.

A layered 3D elevation artwork portraying Birmingham’s Post and Mail buildling designed by John Madin, 1964. Black card layered to represent the building form in elevation, showing the entrance and office podium, and tower..

Comes mounted and framed in a black box frame

Material: Black card

Size: 39cm high x 31cm wide.

Edition size: 50

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Designed in 1960 by John Madin and Partners. It was one of the earliest buildings to follow the podium and slab block form of architecture and it became the oldest example of such architecture in the UK once the Castrol Building in London had been redeveloped. It was home to the Birmingham Post and Evening Mail newspapers following its completion in 1964.

At the time of completion, it was hailed as a great achievement in Birmingham. John. Madin and Partners used it as their greatest achievement along with Birmingham Central Library which was completed ten years after the Post and Mail building.

During the building's lifetime, two attempts to give it listed status failed and demolition began. Demolition consisted of an excavator being placed on the top of the building and excavating through the building's core. It was deemed unsafe to destroy the building through explosives due to the listed buildings nearby and the disruption it would cause to transport links.The original building was demolished between 2005 and 2006