The Grade II Listed estate – the largest listed structure in Europe – which sits high on one of Sheffield's surrounding hills, was nearly demolished in the late 1990s but got saved when English Heritage gave it its listed status.
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architectural tour of the Barbican Centre recently) actually means "raw concrete", from the French, rather than "brutal-looking". But it is pretty brutal-looking – and beautiful for it. And if you like this sort of thing, you might also like these amazing photos of Preston Bus Garage, as well as artist Claire Scully's beautiful work, left, which throws nature and urban architecture together.
Rachel Cooke's piece in the Observer, a couple of years ago, about the redevelopment of Park Hill is also a good read.