Saturday, May 2, 2009

former Government Building, Asmara

former Government Building, AsmaraYesterday's post of a building in Rayners Lane in London with a circular section on the corner reminded me of this former Government building in Asmara.

Comparing the buildings now, I can see that they are quite different but they both do have a circular element addressing the corner of their sites but the London building has a more acute corner allowing a fully circular construction.

The other similarity comes from the corner elements sitting above the roofline of the rest of the building and they each have an eyebrow providing shade for the top level windows.

Surely in the case of the English building this is purely a decorative feature or is that being unnecessarily cruel.

And they are both on Avenues. Alexandra and Martyrs'.

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