Kate Macintosh: Dawson's Heights, 1964D–1972

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  • Two slab blocks follow the topology of the hilly site. The sculptural façades allow for balconies for all flats, while avoiding a rigid, rastered appearance. Similar to Park Hill, the different buildings were originally connected with elevated walkways that are a good example of the Smithson's "streets in the sky" concept.

  • Many alterations have been made over the years. The bridge walkways have been removed, window frames have been replaced with white aluminium frames, multiple grilles and gates have been added. However it is not under threat of demolition.