Thursday, 1 October 2009

Newcastle Civic Centre


Newcastle Civic Centre was designed by George Kenyon the city architect, and was completed in 1967. It was officially opened by King Olav V of Norway on 14 November 1968.
This photo shows the installation on the tower roof on which can be seen some of the symbols of this proud city. The castles represent the Norman castle from which city took its name. The original castle was built in 1080 under the orders of Robert Curthose, the eldest son of William the Conqueror. The seahorses represent Newcastle's past as a seaport.

1 comment:

  1. And having worked inside it, I can add that it's full of wonderful wood and stone from all over the world, but that the remaining unrefurbished toilets are a powerful reminder of what a long way we've come since 1968!