Centre City Tower

Centre City Tower

50.00

Laser cut layered 3D elevation Birmingham’s Centre City Tower designed by Richard Seifert & Partners in 1975. One of the most underappreciated buildings in Birmingham’s skyline. Our elevation artwork shows the podium base with an impression of the incredible soffit structure to the bold rectangular tower.

Comes mounted and framed in a black box frame

Material: Birch Plywood

Size: 39cm high x 31cm wide.

Edition of 50

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CENTRE CITY TOWER: SEIFERT AND PARTNERS 1975

The Centre City complex consists of two buildings, the Tower and the Podium. The Podium is a low-rise building that surrounds the Tower base, but (with the exception of fire escapes) there is no direct connection between the two. This arrangement means that the first floor of the Tower is at approximately seventh-floor level when compared with other buildings.

When first constructed, the Podium contained at ground level a nightclub and a theatre. The theatre was a requirement of the City Council, who stipulated that a public amenity should be provided as a condition of granting planning permission. However, the proximity of three other theatres probably contributed to no-one taking up the concession to run the theatre and it remained unused until c.1990, when it and the nightclub space were converted to additional office accommodation