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Old February 21st, 2008, 07:07 PM   #21
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London as it could be if we did a lot of digging



London after major disaster. Not sure who did this.



SciFi London from 1928 film:



Fantasy painting by American artist. Could be London as Swiss-re is visible on the right :

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Old February 27th, 2008, 08:51 PM   #22
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Some other bridge designs that failed to make both ends meet;

Alternative Tower Bridge design;



Holden's plan to clad it in glass;



A very grand St Paul's bridge design;



A 60's plan for an inhabited bridge at Vauxhall;



Calatrava's Millenium bridge design;



An east London bridge updating the Tower Bridge opening method;



And Future Systems dinosaur-looking bridge;

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Old February 28th, 2008, 12:27 AM   #23
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I think i preffer calatravas bridge, much more elegant.
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Old February 28th, 2008, 10:22 PM   #24
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Nice bridge pictures fritz. I've been looking for the glass clad Tower Bridge for ages. What a disaster that would have been. Really like the St. Pauls bridge.
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Old February 28th, 2008, 11:07 PM   #25
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Ive been looking for that as well, and nobody ever believed me when I said it was proposed. Crazy.

Why the hell could we not have had that St Pauls bridge !!!
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Old February 29th, 2008, 12:10 AM   #26
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when will they realise that you can't do futuristic? lol.. futuristic is dated before its even left the paper, well actually it isn't.. because its futuristic, and they only ever end up on paper.. Just keep it to modern, can't force the present.

I mean, what would Prince Charles say about a glazed tower bridge?!!!! The tower would have some former uses back, thats for sure!
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Old January 26th, 2009, 08:02 PM   #27
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Fantasy painting by American artist. Could be London as Swiss-re is visible on the right :

Not so original since the painter copied the famous The ideal city by Piero Della Francesca , 1475

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Old January 29th, 2009, 09:59 PM   #28
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Proposed grand gateway to London :

OMG im in love!
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 08:19 AM   #29
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Haha the Grand Gateway looks like it should be in a fantasy novel
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 08:22 AM   #30
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I found an interesting article about the man who came up with that gateway design. Really interesting http://www.hughpearman.com/2006/09.html
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Old February 8th, 2009, 12:29 AM   #31
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London Ringways/Motorway box, which got partially built:






Original (well, rehashed!) ELRC, and Calatrava proposals:

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Old February 14th, 2009, 12:10 PM   #32
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London as it could be if we did a lot of digging


I wish London did look like that Looks awesome
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Old June 21st, 2009, 12:28 AM   #33
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London as it could be if we did a lot of digging



London after major disaster. Not sure who did this.



SciFi London from 1928 film:



Fantasy painting by American artist. Could be London as Swiss-re is visible on the right :


Love the top one. I'll write to my MP to propose it.
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 10:21 AM   #34
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Redevelopment of Whitehall in the ī60s






I apologise if this belongs in another thread



These are stills of a model of Sir Leslie Martinīs plan to redevelop Whitehall...


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In 1964 Sir Leslie Martin was appointed by the government to oversee the comprehensive re-planning of Whitehall.
The greatest casualty was to be the Foreign Office by Sir George Gilbert Scott (1863-8), whose fate had already been announced the previous year by Geoffrey Rippon,
Minister of Public Buildings and Works: ‘I have... decided to demolish the existing building’

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Model of Sir Leslie Martin’s proposal for the redevelopment of Whitehall.
Gone are most of the Victorian and Edwardian buildings (except Norman Shaw’s New Scotland Yard, crammed in a courtyard).
Inigo Jones’s Banqueting House survives as a traffic island.
Source: http://www.buildingconservation.com/...ngacentury.htm




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Source: http://www.lionelmarch.eu/aboutlionelmarch.html





More models of the same project.



Source: http://www.ribapix.com/index.php?a=w...hcnRpbiI7&pg=6




Source: http://www.ribapix.com/index.php?a=w...bGwiOw==&pg=26



This i did not read, but it relates to the subject... itīs a debate in the house of lords, 1965: http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/l...t-of-whitehall and http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/l...of-whitehall-1


More data: http://books.google.com.ar/books?id=...tehall&f=false


And more (these articles have a better description of the project):
http://upcommons.upc.edu/revistes/bi..._Whitehall.pdf
http://upcommons.upc.edu/revistes/bi...n%20escala.pdf
http://upcommons.upc.edu/revistes/bi...%20paisaje.pdf








I do not know if this is another scheme altogether or if it is the first one, modified and resized so as to preserve the foreign office et al. It is from 1969. The source of this pic is a video that can be viewed here: http://www.britishpathe.com/video/re...uery/Whitehall

There is also a news story from 1969 relating to this proposal.. it would have been for the Home Office: http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=3209,2024034










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Old September 22nd, 2012, 12:57 PM   #35
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^Wtf?? Who the hell were these people proposing shit like this?
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 01:52 PM   #36
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Looks suspiciously like Le Corbusiers philistine plans for Paris.
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Old September 30th, 2012, 06:20 PM   #37
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That is the most horrific thing I have ever seen.
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Old February 11th, 2013, 11:33 PM   #38
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How superior is Calatrava's design for the Thames Bridge opp. St. Paul's - instead we got that lump of shit from Foster, without doubt one of the ugliest bridges ever built. The plans to demolish The Foreign Office in Whitehall, one of London's finest buildings, is nowadays incomprehensible but there were other plans in the 60's just as horrific but lack of finance stoped them in their tracks - sometimes a economic downturn is a real blessing!
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Old February 12th, 2013, 01:30 AM   #39
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How superior is Calatrava's design for the Thames Bridge opp. St. Paul's - instead we got that lump of shit from Foster, without doubt one of the ugliest bridges ever built. !
Are you kidding me! I would hardly call it one of the ugliest bridges ever built...i think it's rather elegant, lightweight and sublime. One thing Foster CAN do is bridges.
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Old February 12th, 2013, 01:43 PM   #40
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Calatravas bridge looked out of place IMO.
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