We are delighted to have been selected as one of the 21 landmarks that define 21st century Britain, taken from thousands of public votes submitted to The Independent Traveller and BA’s High Life Magazine.
Other landmarks include The Eden Project, The Angel of the North (by DLWP Patron Sir Antony Gormley), Coventry Cathedral, Tate Modern, Turner Contemporary, Edinburgh Castle and Blackpool Tower.
The Independent Traveller, along with BA’s High Life magazine asked readers to help select structures that most enrich the nation. Thousands of votes were submitted which were then eliminated down to just 40 votes, these then were presented to a panel of judges for consideration.
The judging panel: Iwona Blazwick, director of London’s Whitechapel Gallery; Stephen Hodder, chairman of Hodder Associates and president of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA); Julia Bradbury, broadcaster with the BBC and ITV; architect Will Alsop, who, over the years, has won the Stirling Prize and the Civic Trust Award – twice; and Kerry Smith, editor of High Life.
Read the full article by Simon Calder here: http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/great-british-landmarks-21-structures-that-define-our-landscape-10430164.html