• Short Summary

    SILLS OF THE MODELS OF THE NEW PICCADILLY CIRCUS - TRANSFORMED INTO A PICCADILLY RECTANGLE.?

  • Description

    SILLS OF THE MODELS OF THE NEW PICCADILLY CIRCUS - TRANSFORMED INTO A PICCADILLY RECTANGLE. FRINGED BY TALL BLOCKS AND TOWERS AND WITH EROS AT THE CENTRE; OF AN ITALIAN PIAZZA. BROAD PAVING, BRIDGES, STEPS, THE BACKDROP, A NEW LONDON PAVILION. TO ONE SIDE, A HIGH TOWER, LIKE THAT OF ST.MARK'S IN VENICE. THESE ARE THE PLANS OF SIR WILLIAM HOLFORD. PRIVATE DEVELOPERS WOULD HAVE TO CONFORM TO IT, IF ITS APPROVED. SIR WILLIAM WAS CALLED IN BY THE L.C.C. AFTER THE PLANS FOR THE MONICO SITE WERE REJECTED BY THE GOVERNMENT IN 1960.

    SLICES OF THE CIRCUS AS IT IS NOW, VERY LITTLE IS RECOGNISABLE IN THE NEW SCHEME; OF THE PAVILION COMES INTO AND OVER THE PIAZZA, THE TROCADERO SITE HOUSES THREE TOWERS, THE CRITERION AND MONICO SITES CHANGE COMPLETELY. EXCEPT FOR THE "PICCADILLY TOWER" NONE OF THE BUILDING IS OVER 20 FEET HIGH AND ALL ARE WELL SET BACK, TO "LET IN THE SUN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVANYKOEWEP5AFRY9Y83UJROPZQ
    Media URN:
    VLVANYKOEWEP5AFRY9Y83UJROPZQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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