London Metropolitan University - Moorgate, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 31.065 W 000° 05.301
30U E 702007 N 5711422
Quick Description: This stained glass window is over the entrance to the London Metropolitan University that was formerly Electra House.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/11/2012 10:44:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMDG15
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
Views: 3

Long Description:

This window is back-lit from within so can be seen from outside the building. The window is in three parts with the whole forming a semi-circle. The centre section shows Electra sat on top of the world . To the bottom left of the centre section is a sailing ship under full sail and bottom right is a lighthouse. Between the ship and lighthouse is a rough looking sea. The side panels show clouds and more rough sea and stars are scattered over the three parts.

"The current neo-classical building, built by Belcher & Joass in 1900-1903, was formerly the headquarters of Cable & Wireless. Belcher's position as minister in the Catholic Apostolic church influenced his ornamentation of the building, with its stained glass window embodying the theme of communications and symbolism from the Book of Revelations. The building became occupied by the City of London College in 1944, and subsequently joined with other colleges to become part of London Met."

Source London Metropolitan University website.


The building is listed and its entry at English heritage, including the window, reads:
"Polytechnic, formerly Electra House, headquarters of an international telergraph company 1900-3. Belcher de Joass sculpture by George Frampton. Stone; granite podium; slated roof. Five storeys and dormers. Twelve bays. Monumental classical building, almost symmetrical with central dome. Rusticated to ground and first floors. Central round arched entrance of two storeys. Rusticated pavilions slightly advanced, flanking entrance topped by small pediments. Concave colonnade between, with dome above. Giant Corinthian columns to either side, to second and third storeys. Main cornice above third floor. Windows square headed except first floor, with semicircular arches. Oriel to left hand corner rising two storeys. r1uch figure sculpture. Bronze globe finial to dome support by putti. Elaborate two storey entrance h').1l in stone with Ionic columns. Original stained glass window over door depicting symbolically wireless communications."

Source English Heritage.

Type of building where window is located: Other

84 Moorgate
London, United Kingdom

Admission Charge: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Days of Operation: Can be viewed externally

Hours of Operation: From: 12:00 AM To: 11:59 PM

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