Commemorating the Dorman Long Tower, a celebrated example of brutalist architecture and part of the Teesside skyline for 66 years. Designed by We Built the World and printed carbon neutrally on eco-friendly, 290gsm Hahnemühle Bamboo paper, offering a smooth, natural warm-toned surface, matt finish and maximum ageing resistance.
An early example of brutalist architecture, the Dorman Long Tower was built from 1955 to 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.
Printed on 290gsm Hahnemühle Bamboo – the world's first digital fine art inkjet paper made from bamboo fibres. This natural, warm-toned paper combines a planet-friendly, carbon-neutral promise with soft surface texture and superior print quality.
This resource-saving paper is free from optical brighteners, thanks to its soft, lightly textured structure and sensual feel. It also guarantees maximum ageing resistance, with a premium matt inkjet coating, extensive colour gamut and high colour density for outstanding expression and soul.
A4 210 x 297 mm / 8.3 x 11.7 inches
A3 297 x 420 mm / 11.7 x 16.5 inches
A2 420 x 594 mm / 16.5 x 23.4 inches
A1 594 x 841 mm / 23.4 x 33.1 inches
Print only - no frame
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