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Maple House Maple House – Tottenham Court Road

This is Maple House, taken on a very rainy day , it is a building that faces onto Tottenham Court Road, the view above is the side that faces Grafton Way. The building is one I pass most days, some may think it is just a huge grey block as did I when I first laid eyes upon it. However over time seeing it on different days I actually like it as  building, in the rain it shines and has a mirror effect, and in the sun the colours in the granite can be seen. Yeah that’s right, the entire building is clad in granite from Quebec More info. The architect for this building was Sir Richard Seifert & Partners and was completed in 1976. The building is not a particularly well documented one but from what sources and opinions I have gathered I think it falls…

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Tunnelling and Railway Engineering.

Part of my journey to UCL is from Ealing Broadway to London Paddington, Where Europe’s biggest railway construction is happening (Cross Rail). I realised that I am interested in Railway Engineering. So I decided to take photos from what I see and make note of the dates that something new happens in the process of construction to form a log.

As everyone knows, a large distance of railways take place underground in tunnels. I decided to take the challenge and search about types of tunnels and tunnelling techniques in London.

By visiting from Bond Street Station construction site on 12th March 2014, I hope I will understand more about this topic and will be able to develope my reaserch.