At the end of Banner Street you the White Collar Factory, a multi-occupancy office place, and the weird building on the Old Street roundabout. I’ve drawn these buildings before from another angle: Buildings on Cowper St EC2
Amongst the buildings of the St Luke’s estate I rested in Radnor Street Gardens.
This gave me a good view of Gambier House.
After that I needed a coffee and made my way to Westland Coffee and Wine, in an alley off the City Road.
Westland Coffee and Wine is next to Shoreditch, and people hold interesting business conversations there. I had coffee and warmed up. Refreshed, I set off along Westland Place, and passing Jamie Oliver’s “Fifteen”, and the glass and steel offices of communications companies and a CCTV company.
Then there’s a discontinuity: a sudden change from glass and steel, to a brick-built residential estate, The Provost Estate, including Rhodes House. The Atlas Building is visible along Provost Street, looking South (Number 3 on the map).
I drew this in 1 hour 50 minutes, sitting comfortably in a wooden chair kindly provided by the proprietor of “Italiano Pizza” on Nile Street. His shop emitted marvellous smells of baking dough. Customers turned up at regular intervals, placed their orders and then drifted off to walk their dogs or smoke their cigarettes while their pizza was prepared.
“The Atlas Building” construction site includes both the 52-storey building and the dark cube.
“Atlas epitomises luxury-living in an exciting and vibrant urban landscape. Atlas stands tall with 38 residential floors of exquisite apartments stretching across London’s prominent skyline.”
I can’t find out what the dark cube is. It doesn’t look residential.
The brick buildings are on Vestry Street. They look like former warehouses. On the left is “FindersUK.com international probate geneologists”. The buildings next to it in the centre of the drawing are unoccupied.
Work in progress: Seawhite travel journal from Artesaver.
Here’s another picture of the Atlas building, which I did on the 17th February, from Canalside Square, Packington Street N1.
When I came home, I saw a rainbow from my window.