The Adelphi, John Adam Street, Westminster, London, c1955-c1980. View of the riverside elevation of the Adelphi, a steel-framed building with Portland stone cladding on its riverside elevation. The land-facing side is clad with Portland stone and buff brick. The image has been taken from Victoria Embankment Gardens, south of the Adelphi terrace, with a bandstand in the foreground on the left and people in the park in the distance. Part of the lower section of the Adelphi is obscured by trees from the park, including four huge sculptures of allegorical figures, which represent Dawn (by Bainbridge Copnall), Contemplation (by Arthur J Ayres), Inspiration (by Gilbert Ledward), and Night (by Donald Gilbert). The office building was constructed between 1936 and 1938 by Stanley Hamp, from the firm Colcutt and Hamp, and the architectural style is considered to be either Modern or Art Deco.