Sculpture: Trade Union sculpture
Erection date: 1958
From TUC: "The front of the building is dominated by a bronze sculpture by Bernard Meadows representing the spirit of trade unionism with the strong helping the weak."
We have read that this sculpture is a war memorial but we think there has been confusion with the Epstein Pieta.
Site: Trade Union Building - Bloomsbury (2 memorials)
WC1, Great Russell Street, Congress House
Head Office of the Trade Union Congress (TUC).
The building was designed by David du R Aberdeen and built in 1957 with a courtyard at the centre, open to the sky, holding the Epstein statue, visible from the cafe. c.2016 the courtyard was covered with a transparent roof.
C20 Society writes: "David Aberdeen (1913-1987) was not a prolific architect. His other main works are the Aircraft Assembly Buildings at Filton, Bristol, for which he was joint architect with Eric Ross, 1947-9, and the Swiss Centre in Leicester Square, 1961-8."