London as it could be if we did a lot of digging :lol:
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 :
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’
Source: http://www.buildingconservation.com/articles/savingacentury/savingacentury.htmModel 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.
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.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. !