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Cambridge Nuclear Bunker

History of Cambridge Nuclear Bunker

Pevsner writes (Cambridgeshire, 2014, p. 330):

The ‘war room’ of the early 1950s was enlarged about ten years later as one of the nine Regional Seats of Government of the H-bomb era. Of this time the E flank with its big concrete hoods, identified by English Heritage as the only instance of aestheticized construction at a British nuclear bunker, and disturbingly reminiscent of some of the rougher corners of Churchill College. In may invite speculation on how far the entire Brutalist aesthetic drew on Cold Wart anxieties.


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