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Old March 6th, 2011, 09:53 AM   #41
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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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Old March 6th, 2011, 08:34 PM   #42
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I'm betting McDonalds. They would advertise on your forehead if they could.
Despite the fact they're already have an advertisement screen on Piccadilly Circus

It's a fun one because it's interactive.

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However, I wouldn't put it past McDonald's to take up Sanyo's space and then have their current spot up for rent.
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Old March 7th, 2011, 07:11 AM   #43
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5hsN...feature=fvhlca
clip about the sanyo sign..
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Old March 7th, 2011, 08:49 PM   #44
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Yeah, that was the thought that immediately came to my mind too...
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Old March 7th, 2011, 08:50 PM   #45
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Yeah, that was the thought that immediately came to my mind too...
Sony, apple, Microsoft, ninteno are all good bets too I reckon!


(EDIT) how did end up quoting myself? Lol, I meant to edit the post, sorry folks
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South Korean car maker Hyundai is to have its name in lights after securing a deal for one of the world's most exclusive advertising hoardings at London's Piccadilly Circus.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/n...ly-Circus.html
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Old June 4th, 2011, 07:27 PM   #47
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Ah cool, thanks for the info

It's a big space, so hopefully it's a cool design... I like the Hyundai logo though, it's futuristic. It'll probably be another blue sign.
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Old June 4th, 2011, 09:13 PM   #48
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OMG Make it look like this again....Bring back the billboards and adverts.

Why did they take down these adverts in the first place?
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Old June 4th, 2011, 10:07 PM   #49
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Pretty good question! Why did they reduce the number of signs? :s
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Only been mentioned 100 times in this thread and the Leicester square thread... In short they wanted to display buildings like this...




A lot of the buildings were dark and dirty as well, with the loss of the signs they all good a jolly good clean,
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Old June 5th, 2011, 08:44 AM   #51
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Old June 5th, 2011, 09:10 AM   #52
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Greetings from nyc everyone! This is my first time on holiday in the city, and the first time I set foot in times square I was like omg!!! Piccadilly circus seems really underwelming in comparison, although to be fair times square does have the height advantage to add drama, as well as more lights. Also the recent pedestrianisation of the area and the new ticket booth steps has made it feel more like a proper square.
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Greetings from nyc everyone! This is my first time on holiday in the city, and the first time I set foot in times square I was like omg!!! Piccadilly circus seems really underwelming in comparison, although to be fair times square does have the height advantage to add drama, as well as more lights. Also the recent pedestrianisation of the area and the new ticket booth steps has made it feel more like a proper square.
In NYC, many of the most frequented areas for locals and tourists alike are in the two main financial/skyscraper districts (Midtown and Lower Manhattan). London has two small skyscraper districts (the City and CW) that are pretty much dead outside of working hours.
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Pretty good question! Why did they reduce the number of signs? :s
As I understand, the reasons why most of the signs vanished were new regulations by Westminster and the fact that it was too expensive for many companies to keep advertising there.
Now, I like neon/LED signs very much. I also like Piccadilly Circus, and although I'd like to see more shiny neon/LED signs on PC, I think the buildings such as Trocadero should be advertisement-free, since they're beautiful pieces of architecture that should be visible to both tourists and natives alike. But I see no reason why Shaftesbury avenue couldn't be covered in neon lights.
And, about Times square; although it is an impressive and breath-taking place, if you strip it off its signs, it's just one big ugly intersection, whereas signs-free Piccadilly Circus is just as beatiful as it is with the signs.
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Old June 5th, 2011, 05:18 PM   #55
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Also remember that before the change in size and governance in the mid-60s, London had a more centralised distribution of power under the LCC. The metropolitan boroughs had no-where near the remit of what replaced them. Most of the powers the LCC had were handed to the new boroughs rather than the GLC. I imagine most of the regulations came in after the CoW was established.
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Old June 5th, 2011, 06:22 PM   #56
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Cant they add buildings in that avenue next to piccadilly circus. And not at this very nice heritage.
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Old June 5th, 2011, 08:35 PM   #57
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I think instead of adding more advertisements to Piccadilly Circus and Shaftsbury Avenue another area in the West End should have been designated. The intersection between Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street would have been perfect, especially considering they were allowed to tear down those old buildings, and the fact that the replacement building is an ugly lump.

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In NYC, many of the most frequented areas for locals and tourists alike are in the two main financial/skyscraper districts (Midtown and Lower Manhattan). London has two small skyscraper districts (the City and CW) that are pretty much dead outside of working hours.
Erm, wrong thread? What does this have to do with piccadilly circus or indeed anything discussed in this thread previously?
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Old June 5th, 2011, 10:57 PM   #58
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^It's comparing the fact that the tall buildings add drama to Times Square, whereas in Piccadilly Circus this isn't the case as the tall buildings are located away from the entertainment hub.
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Old June 6th, 2011, 04:16 AM   #59
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The buildings on Piccadilly Circus are way nicer than at Times Square.
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I think if we had any common sense or belief then we would have created a 21st Century wow factor at Oxford Street and Tottenham court road.
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