Commemorating the Dorman Long Tower, a celebrated example of brutalist architecture and part of the Teesside skyline for 66 years. 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.
Designed by our studio design team and printed by our expert production partners on Fujifilm 210gsm photo paper, chosen exclusively to produce high-quality colour prints. Each poster is printed using the Silver halide technique, a traditional photo printing method involving light-sensitive paper and silver-based chemistry, ensuring our prints capture true colours and offer a sharper, vivid image.
Available in A2 and A3 poster sizes.
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Profits from every purchase go directly towards supporting the local causes and community organisations that are closest to our hearts. This is part of our ongoing commitment to build a better place to live, learn and work; all while celebrating Teesside’s character, creativity and spirit of innovation.