The Cenotaph, London Architecture, English War Memorial, Location, Building, Architect, Photo
The Cenotaph London
Key War Memorial in central London, England – design by Edwin Lutyens, architect
page updated 30 Jun 2014
The Cenotaph Whitehall
Photos © Adrian Welch / Isabelle Lomholt
Architect: Edwin Lutyens
Location: Whitehall, central London
Designed by Edwin Lutyens, the permanent structure was built from Portland stone between 1919 and 1920 by Holland, Hannen & Cubitts, replacing Lutyens’ earlier wood-and-plaster cenotaph in the same location. An annual National Service of Remembrance is held at the site on Remembrance Sunday, the closest Sunday to 11 November (Armistice Day) each year. Lutyens’ cenotaph design has been reproduced elsewhere in the UK and other countries including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Bermuda and Hong Kong.
The iconic and internationally recognised Whitehall Cenotaph in London’s Whitehall which will be the focus of the commemorations on Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day, was cleaned and repaired in summer 2013 by English Heritage in preparation for the weekend Remembrance Sunday and the First World War centenary commemorations of the next four years. The highly skilled conservation works began at the end of April and were completed in July.
Source: English Heritage
The Cenotaph architect: Edwin Lutyens
Whitehall building architect: William Whitfield
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London Architecture Design – chronological list
Key Building close by to The Cenotaph:
Houses of Parliament
Design: Barry & Pugin, architects
picture © Nick Weall
Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
image : Hays Davidson / John Mclean
The Cenotaph photographs taken with Panasonic DMC-FX01 lumix camera; Leica lense: 2816×2112 pixels – original photos available upon request: info(at)e-architect.co.uk
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