15 Belshaw Place, the second of the Peter Dickinson’s Masionnette Towers demolished, sat behind the Peace Garden, facing the park. Dickinson’s design fulfilled the Corbusian ideal of modernist towers in a park like setting This “Garden City” school of urban planning in vogue at the time, aimed to create a self-contained community bathed in greenery. Buildings were oriented toward each other and away from the surrounding bustle of the city.
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