Birmingham's Curvy Architectural Statement

The English city, known more for its bleak factories than cutting-edge design, turns heads with its new department store.
June 24, 2004, 1pm PDT | Jeffrey Goodman
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The new Selfridge's in downtown Birmingham has become the city's most-recognizable landmark, for better or worse. While some residents bemoan the giant curvilinear building as an eyesore, the Institute of British Architects 'honoured' the design for boldly asserting an organic form in a harshly mechanical cityscape.

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Published on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 in BBC News
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