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Dome and western towers of St Paul's Cathedral rising above the surrounding bomb-damaged buildings, City of London

RIBA Ref No RIBA38577
Artist/PhotographerDell & Wainwright
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1940
Image Date1940
ViewTopographical
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP98/10 (DWN 8574)
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditArchitectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
SubjectCommercial buildings ; Domes ; Belfries, bell towers ; Cathedrals ; Ruins ; Bomb sites
NOTES: A third of the City's buildings were destroyed by aerial attack between September 1940 and March 1945. The proposals for rebuilding the City were presented in the 'Reconstruction in the City of London' report of 1947 by C. H. Holden and W. G. Holford to the Improvements and Town Planning Committee of the Corporation. One of the reccomendations was that St Paul's Cathedral should retain its architectural dominance, which it had enjoyed for 250 years, over the houses and commercial premises and lesser buildings around it.
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