Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall was opened by Her Majesty the Queen in March 1967. Ranked as ‘the ugliest building in Britain’, by a Daily Mail poll shortly after it’s opening it has long shaken off that tag to become a much loved venue, celebrated for its iconic brutalist architecture.
The construction of such a modern building took time, with work on Queen Elizabeth Hall commencing in 1963. These images, selected from our archive, offer a unique look at that long careful construction process.
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