Centre Point model in plaster made by Chisel & Mouse
This model was exhibited twice in the museum shops of Caixaforum Madrid and Barcelona (2016), and it is sold well packed without the original packaging. Perfect condition.
Centre Point is a Grade II listed concrete and glass building standing at the center of London’s West End. The 34-floor, 385-foot tower was not well received by the public and remained unoccupied for five years! It was built as speculative office space by property tycoon Harry Hyams and became a symbol of the property industry’s greed.
It withstood years of criticism but has flourished in recent years, being described by the Royal Fine Art Commission as having an ‘elegance worthy of a Wren steeple’. It is currently being re-purposed as a landmark luxury residential development.
With its distinctive concrete pattern, Centre Point remains one of London’s most recognizable buildings.
Made of strong plaster that has a reassuring weight and smooth and cool feel. Window frame and railings are made of etched brass.
Handmade in Sussex, England.
Architect: Richard Seifert
Opening year: 1972
Real building address: WC2H 8LH, Central London, London (ENGLAND)
Height: 30.5 cm // 12 in
Width: 21.6 cm // 8.5 in
Depth: 5.1 cm // 2 in
1.7 kg // 3.85 lb // 61.6 oz