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Old May 19th, 2012, 06:56 PM   #1381
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Have the got rid of the busts of Playwrights and actors that used to line the pathways?
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 07:59 PM   #1382
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Some pictures of the new look...
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 10:26 PM   #1383
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I am glad there is much more seating.
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Old May 24th, 2012, 05:39 PM   #1385
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Have the got rid of the busts of Playwrights and actors that used to line the pathways?
Bluegate it looks like they have. They stood there for over 100 years. I wonder where they have gone. Does anyone know?
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Old May 24th, 2012, 05:52 PM   #1386
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Old May 24th, 2012, 08:06 PM   #1387
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Can someone post some pictures of the new square?
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Old May 29th, 2012, 06:19 PM   #1388
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Old May 29th, 2012, 11:03 PM   #1389
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Interesting approach to stop people clambering over the fountain, put some soft barriers or water spouts in the way!
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Old May 29th, 2012, 11:14 PM   #1390
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Interesting approach to stop people clambering over the fountain, put some soft barriers or water spouts in the way!
So almost half the square is now fountain? It looks lovely on a hot day. The more I see of this, the more I think they designed it for a Mediterranean climate.
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Old May 29th, 2012, 11:59 PM   #1391
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So almost half the square is now fountain? It looks lovely on a hot day. The more I see of this, the more I think they designed it for a Mediterranean climate.
I really like it, the more fountains in London the better.
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Old May 30th, 2012, 02:13 AM   #1392
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Old May 30th, 2012, 11:32 AM   #1393
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Looks great. I wonder how often the fountains will be on? Even with highly maintained, privately owned property fountains don't always work.
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Old May 30th, 2012, 12:22 PM   #1394
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British Councils have tended not to have fountains mainly because they just can't seem to cope with maintenance. The rash of fountains built in the post war era suffered from a lot of shoddy concrete, like a lot of construction at the time. Which meant a lot of leaky and expensive to repair fountains. Then they need to cope with the British propensity to litter.

The creation of new power jet fountains that are built below the surface, has revolutionised fountains in this country. No need to worry about cleaning. Just turn them off and sweep, plus there are no drowning hazards and they can be turned off in bad weather/night or if you want to use the space for something else.

These new fountains will be well used as Central can get awfully hot and clammy, without breezes and with urban heat effects. So they will be welcome for a lot of the year.
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The fountains have been inactive for a few days now. I have no clear idea why, though I suspect it may relate to the preponderance of mud and water-logged turf that has suddenly appeared in the grassy zones around the fountain.

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Old August 7th, 2012, 11:49 AM   #1396
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New planning application....

Just spotted the following on the Westminster Council website:-

'Display of four advertisements comprising a digital screen measuring 16.4m x 6.3m at high level and three digital display screens each measuring 6m x 3m at first floor level at 22-24 Leicester Square. '

Sadly no mock-ups available and I don't know where 22-24 is. As with all applications of this type in Westminster I don't fancy it's chances.
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Old August 7th, 2012, 12:58 PM   #1397
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Thats for the big Odeon on Leicester Square. That would be great, I have often thought a video screen on that Odeon would bring interest to the building and to the sqaure. Fingers crossed it gets approved!

They recently did that in Madrid in the Leicester Square equivalent of Callao and it has really helped bring with square to life, and now all the neighbouring shops have backlit their windows with colour changing lights and have up-lit the buildings interestingly.



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Old August 7th, 2012, 02:05 PM   #1398
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Just spotted the following on the Westminster Council website:-

'Display of four advertisements comprising a digital screen measuring 16.4m x 6.3m at high level and three digital display screens each measuring 6m x 3m at first floor level at 22-24 Leicester Square. '

Sadly no mock-ups available and I don't know where 22-24 is. As with all applications of this type in Westminster I don't fancy it's chances.
22-24 is the Odeon

*whoops, perhaps I should have read the post above*
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Old August 7th, 2012, 04:42 PM   #1399
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A couple of years back a digital screen was put on the VUE cinema in the square. It was taken down after a few months for some reason.
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Leicester Sq is a conservation area and the current plan only allows for traditional Cinema billboards
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