Twin Towers

The features I’ve chosen are the Museum’s twin towers with spires at the north and south ends of the building and slightly set back from the main facade. These lovely, soaring towers, with their elegant lancet windows when seen from the front and the side elevations embellish the otherwise austere, rectangular form.

Internally, they fulfil the function of brilliantly lit stairwells. I particularly like the SW tower from the Museum Road approach, seen from behind the trees, with the low- angle winter sunlight on it. The other tower is now largely obscured by additional buildings.

Stella Brecknell, Librarian