Baltic Flour Mill Building (Taken from the Millennium Bridge
1858 – 1890 The Iron Works (Hawks, Crawshay and Sons) occupied the Baltic Site
Late 1930’s Foundation Work began for the Flour Mills
1939 – 1945 World War II – Development ‘On Hold’
1948 - 1950 Construction gets underway, and during this time three of the workers are killed when steel shuttering is blown down by strong winds.
1950 The building of the Flour and Animal Feed production factory is completed for the Joseph Rank Limited
1976 A Fire in the mill where the animal feed was stored causes £500,000 damage
1982 Flour Mill closes and 170 people lose their jobs
1982 – 1984 A Grain Mountain is Stored within a section of the building
1992 The Idea to Develop the building into a Contemporary Art Gallery is
1995 Dominic Williams begins the Design
1998 The building is literally ‘hollowed out’
1999 ‘Tarantara’ by Anish Kapoor is installed and exhibited in the hollow of the building, thereafter construction begins
2002 The Baltic Contemporary Art Centre opens and 35, 000 people visit in the first week.
2006 I take this photograph!
Equipment Canon EOS20D f7.1 1/30th Tripod