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Old March 2nd, 2009, 04:40 PM   #21
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Eros looked better in the middle - well it still is but you know what I mean.

...and too may tourists sit in round the statue - looks untidy!

I can't make my mind up about the advertising - really in all honestly the light blue Trocadero signs look worse than any potential hoarding - totally washed out and cheap looking.

If they still have them...that is....
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 12:59 PM   #22
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Thanks for all the feedback I love the 60s pic and had it as my computers wallpaper for quite a while! I read somewhere that Michael Caine got the idea of talking to the camera in Alfie from Albert Finney doing the same thing in Tom Jones anyway I digress.

Have written to Westminster stating that I think a complete embargo on all new signs is going a bit far. Given that the person I spoke to said the councils position on this had hardened in recent years itll be interesting to see their response. I wondered if theyd get rid of all the signs if they could.

Heres another interesting site showing various images of the Guinness Clock and surroundings. The GC was a staple of PC for many years.

http://www.guinntiques.com/piccadilly/piccadilly.asp
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 02:23 PM   #23
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This will always be the classic image of Piccadilly Circus for me, the 1980/90s version with static signs that lit up. Todays' video screens have just lost it for me and feels complete overkill.



Not the same.



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Old March 3rd, 2009, 04:17 PM   #24
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The new signs do give it that daylight at night effect though - which I love. I noticed that effect before I even noticed the new signs.
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I love the video screens. They reassure me that at least 0.0000000000001% of London isn't stuck living in the past...
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I love the video screens. They reassure me that at least 0.0000000000001% of London isn't stuck living in the past...
I agree otherwise we had might as well just stick oxo cube and coleman mustard adverts up everywhere
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Old March 4th, 2009, 11:33 AM   #27
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didn't TDK used to make cassette tapes? how can they afford to advertise there now ??
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Old March 4th, 2009, 12:45 PM   #28
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I agree otherwise we had might as well just stick oxo cube and coleman mustard adverts up everywhere
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The video screens just look tacky to me :/
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didn't TDK used to make cassette tapes? how can they afford to advertise there now ??
TDK and Sanyo probably signed long term deals back in the 80s.
There is no way they could justify the cost now.

The TDK sign hasn't changed for decades.
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I saw some TDK video tapes in Poundland ... not sure whatelse they do these days, at least in the consumer market? Blank DVDs?
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These thrilling items: http://www.tdk.com/product-catalog.php
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We can at least look forward to new signs when Sanyo and and TDKs lease finally ends.
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Old March 9th, 2009, 06:00 PM   #34
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[QUOTE=Haddington;32929782]While browsing the Westminster Council website today I noticed that 3 planning applications for new illuminated adverts had been rejected. The applications were for the London Pavillion (which was plastered in adverts until the late 70s) and now part of the Trocadero.

I was disappointed by the rejection so phoned the planning dept and the person said that as a listed building they would never allow adverts on this building or indeed any other in the area.

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Isnt the screen on top of Aberdeen Angus at the top end of Haymarket relatively new? It looks rather crap all by itself and needs company. Bloody Westminster retrogrades. Will never forgive them for not investing in cleaning up Oxford St /Soho before the Olympics.

The Contemporary Westminster exhibition at Building Centre is well worth a visit by the way and makes you forget for a while that Westminster is run by a bunch of twats. Lots of good low rise projects, one or two you may not know about, obviously nothing highrise. Personal favourites White Cube Gallery and Inn the Park, both in St James.
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Picadilly is overrated, it only have one building with neon lights


stella artois sign is the best
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Why bump a two year old thread?
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^Agreed, though having said that, there is an application for a screen in Piccadilly on the planning website, by coca-cola though.
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Just read on the news- not sure if anybody here knows but sanyo have chosen after 33 years to stop advertising here- a new, updated (LED this time) board will be put up in quite a rare advertising space by a new company- any bets on who will snatch the space?
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Just read on the news- not sure if anybody here knows but sanyo have chosen after 33 years to stop advertising here- a new, updated (LED this time) board will be put up in quite a rare advertising space by a new company- any bets on who will snatch the space?
I'm betting McDonalds. They would advertise on your forehead if they could.
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