Monday21 August 2017


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This week in 2007

11 Aug 17

Premiership football teams seek new stadiums

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This week in 2002

4 Aug 17

A pair of fashion designers work on a housing scheme


This week in 1992

28 Jul 17

Building recalls another summer when the party in government was relieved to take its summer break

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This week in 1987

21 Jul 17

Building visits a buzzing hive of activity in London’s Docklands

Archive Middle East 1977

This week in 1977

14 Jul 17

Four decades ago, businesses feared Middle Eastern markets were getting tougher


This week in 2012

7 Jul 17

Five years ago the government held a Construction Summit to reassure the industry

Archive image: Screenshot of 1987 article 'Goodbye to He-de-hi"

This week in 1987

30 Jun 17

Three decades ago Center Parcs promised a new experience “tested fastidiously” in Belgium and Holland

Building archive screen grab of 1962 article: Fire Protection: Bureaucracy or Commonsense?

This week in 1962

23 Jun 17

Some 55 years ago, Building’s leader was on a subject that has had tragic cause to be on the receiving end of much scrutiny this week – fire regulations

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General election in 1992

16 Jun 17

Another election kicked off by a Conservative prime minister to secure a solid mandate – but what a difference

Image of Whitehall shuffle article

This week in 2002

9 Jun 17

In 2002, Building published images of a deck of cards to illustrate government reshuffles

Pattern book prophet

This week in 1977

2 Jun 17

40 years ago a marketer was pushing a radical residential idea – to get rid of architects

State of decay article from 1992

This week in 1992

26 May 17

Quarter of a century ago the results of an Audit Commission report on council housing put the dampers on any post-election parties for the Conservatives

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This week in 1997

19 May 17

This time in 1997 Building polled readers’ attitudes to their work and the results were far from happy

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This week in 2002

12 May 17

Back in 2002 one firm took an unusual approach to retaining its employees by consulting the Tao Te Ching

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This week in 1987

5 May 17 | Updated: 5 May 17

Thirty years ago, Building was looking at the potential for former psychiatric hospitals to be converted into residential

Equal opportunites article from 1997

This week in 1997

28 Apr 17

This week, 20 years ago, the UK was preparing for a general election

Bridge over the River Thames image of page

This week in 2002

21 Apr 17

As the disputes over the Garden Bridge drag on, Archive looks back to a less cynical but equally fraught time for bridge building in London

Green Deal archive pic

This week in 2012

13 Apr 17

Five years ago, British retailers were being a little reticent about getting involved with the government’s Green Deal

Image of article and Building front cover from 8 April 2016 about Zaha Hadid's death

This week in 2016

7 Apr 17

One year ago, Building was publishing tributes to one of the greatest and most recognised architects of her generation

Get real

This week in 1997

31 Mar 17

In 1997, the Building was looking at the first virtual walkthroughs of CAD models

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