The City Walk

Originally posted on the Modern Gazetteer blog, found at ( 

At the City Walk on Sunday 23rd October 2016, we were discussing iconic modernism buildings in Birmingham, such as Alpha Tower and the New Street Signal Box. We divided into sub-groups to further explore these buildings through a series of images and Scan the World. The production of digital models are done with intent to preserve the identity of the city.

As well as photographing these buildings on a large scale, I also documented the buildings at a more detailed level, specifically looking at the form and textures; this may be useful when considering detail and texture during the physical casting process.



Alpha Tower – Column detail and texture

06.jpgAlpha Tower – Texture

07.jpgConcrete wall outside Alpha Tower – Texture and Wearing

All images by self.
Rachel Sherman



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