Photographer Pete Lopeman took this series of images of Birmingham’s Paradise Circus before demolition work began earlier this year, in preparation for a £500m redevelopment programme. The collection forms a fond farewell to the estate, which covers a 17-acre site. In 2009 the Twentieth Century Society lost a high-profile bid to get the concrete city-centre landmark, including John Madin’s Brutalist central library, listed. In 2012 Birmingham Council gave the go-ahead for the new scheme, headed up by developer Argent and Glenn Howells Architects, which will see the area transformed over the coming decade. For more information visit the Architects’Journal.
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