We Built the World

Long Gone

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A1 print commemorating the Dorman Long tower, part of the Teesside skyline for 66 years. Designed by We Built the World and individually screen printed in a Collector’s limited edition run of 50.


An early example of brutalist architecture, the Dorman Long tower was built from 1955-56 as a coking plant for steel production on the Dorman Long site.

It was scheduled to be demolished in 2021 due to its poor state of repair. But in an emergency listing on 10th September 2021, Historic England granted the structure Grade II status, citing its significance as a "recognised and celebrated example of early Brutalist architecture", a "nationally unique surviving structure from the twentieth-century coal, iron and steel industries" as well as "for its association with, and an advert for, Dorman Long which dominated the steel and heavy engineering industry of Teesside".

In one of her first acts as Culture Secretary, Nadine Dorries revoked the listing enabling demolition of the building to be scheduled. The tower was demolished just nine days after it had been listed, in a series of controlled explosions carried out during the dead of night on the 19th September 2021.

Production Specification

  • Individually screen printed in Black ink on GF Smith Specialist Neenah Desert Storm (118gsm), in collaboration with The Northern School of Art
  • Print size is A1 (594mm x 841mm)
  • 100% recyclable and sustainable packaging
  • Includes certificate of authenticity
  • Individually signed and numbered
  • Only available while stocks last

Please note that the numbered edition you receive is random and cannot be pre-selected. 

Investing in the Future

Celebrating our heritage by investing in our future. Alongside our printing partnership with The Northern School of Artwe’re directly sharing profits to help the next generation of creatives realise their ambitions and reach their potential.

Postage and Delivery

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Due to the custom paper stock and the hand-printed nature of the products, Shipping can take up to 10-14 days. You will receive confirmation of your order and updates on the delivery progress.

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