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Canary Warf Underground – “28 Weeks Later” (2007)

The Arched entrance of Canary Wharf Underground appears in 3 horror films, each with its own take on the area and the underground, but the station really shines in the zombie apocalypse film “28 Weeks Later”.

St Mary Magdalene Church – “Secret Ceremony” (1968)

This stunning church is visited by Elisabeth Taylor and Mia Farrow in the surreal horror “Secret Ceremony”.

53 Eaton Ave – “Dream Demon” (1988)

The beautiful suburban home is overtaken by living nightmares in 1988 horror “Dream Demon”.

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The Barbican and the Making of the Modern Office Building – Pt. 1

The Barbican Redevelopment Scheme, comprising the Barbican Estate, Barbican Arts Centre and the office buildings around London Wall and Moorgate, is well known to people with an affection for twentieth-century architecture, and has become major cultural centre in its own right. Nevertheless, very few people are aware of how a type of plastic manufactured in rural Kent quietly revolutionised the design and construction of modern office building, in particular the curtain-walling systems that enabled open-plan offices. In the first of two viewpoints on the New Barbican, Alexander Davidson tells a story encompassing two office buildings built as part of the Barbican Redevelopment Scheme – Lee House and St Alphage House – and how the plastic Holoplast was manufactured, used in construction, and eventually came to be demonised by the City of London Corporation.