Perspective of the Economist Building

Perspective of the Economist Building

Here are three drawings from a series of perspectives and aerial views of the Economist Building drawn by the architect Gordon Cullen for his book on urban planning in the post-war era, Townscape.

The building was designed as the headquarters of The Economist magazine in the early 1960s by the influential British designers Alison and Peter Smithson. It consists of three intricately detailed towers of different scales that sympathetically mirror the narrow lanes and courtyards of central London.