The British Museum’s street lights and a photo from the 2017 archives with the original Centre Point landmark in undercover transition in the background. An icon of the sixties skyline, the office block, with the moniker ‘London’s empty skyscraper’, remained unoccupied for over a decade and became a site of protest against the capital’s lack of affordable housing.
And nothing much has changed other than use, because with its luxurious re-vamp the New Centre Point is now the usual blend of exorbitantly priced flats for the investment opportunist and the blue chipped few.
By contrast Centrepoint is a young persons homeless charity begun not a stones throw away in Soho in the 70s – that says it all!
A look back at Centre Point in 10 images
Centrepoint – sponsor a room or volunteer
Am linking up to A Photo A Week Challenge: Street Lights