Houses of Parliament (or New Palace of Westminster): page 2 (of three pages)

Sir Charles Barry assisted by A. W. N. Pugin
1835-67; although Sir Charles Barry died in 1860 when the building was substantially completed, his second son, Edward Middleton Barry, carried on his work, which was finished in 1867.

Victoria Tower

Completed in 1860, this tower is the Royal Entrance to the New Palace of Westminster. It is 337 feet high with a flagpole at the top with decorative supports. The Union Jack flies when the Parliament is in session. Above the base are two tiers of windows in filagreed stone work.

The base of Victoria Tower--the Royal Entrance


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Work Consulted and/or Cited:
Roger Dixon and Stefan Muthesius. Victorian Architecture. London: Thames and Hudson, 2001 (reprint; original copyright, 1978).
M. H. Port, editor. The Houses of Parliament. New Haven: Yale UP, 1976.
Christine Riding and Jacqueline Riding. The Houses of Parliament: History, Art, Architecture.. London: Merrell, 2000.
Ann Saunders. The Art and Architecture of London. London: Phaidon, 1984; 2000.

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