Getting exercised by the YMCA

The Barbican YMCA has one of the best fire escapes in the City.  This is at the rear of the building, easily viewed from the Barbican flats.  It’s a real pity that the current users of this building have so little interest in the design.

The staircase is fabulous, the interior one, even more so.  The gym is a disaster, it is just waiting to be turned into a boutique hotel.

Published by Paul Lincoln

Printmaker, City of London Guide and commissioning editor Landscape, the journal of the Landscape Institute.


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