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Demolition of the Euston Arch nearing completion, Euston Station, London

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Hardwick, Philip (1792-1870)
NOTES: This monumental arch was controversially demolished in 1962 to make way for a new modern complex, designed by R. L. Moorcroft, Midland regional architect of British Railways, completed in 1968.

The Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, City of London: demolition of the Rotunda and Colonial Office seen from St Bartholomew Lane

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Soane, Sir John (1753-1837)
NOTES: This photograph comes from the Francis William Troup archive held at the RIBA Library. Troup was a consultant architect to the Bank of England and prepared designs for the rebuilding of the Threadneedle site in 1920. The commission was given to Sir Herbert Baker in 1921 with whom Troup worked initially as supervising architect. The bank buildings enlarged by Sir John Soane between 1788 and 1833 were almost completely demolished save the outer walls. Demolition on the buildings began in 1925 to make way for Herbert's new complex which was completed in 1939.

The Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, City of London: demolition of the Old Colonial (later Five Per Cent) Office

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Soane, Sir John (1753-1837)
NOTES: This photograph comes from the Francis William Troup archive held at the RIBA Library. Troup was a consultant architect to the Bank of England and prepared designs for the rebuilding of the Threadneedle site in 1920. The commission was given to Sir Herbert Baker in 1921 with whom Troup worked initially as supervising architect. The bank buildings enlarged by Sir John Soane between 1788 and 1833 were almost completely demolished save the outer walls. Demolition on the buildings began in 1925 to make way for Herbert's new complex which was completed in 1939.

The Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, City of London: the Rotunda during demolition

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Soane, Sir John (1753-1837)
NOTES: This photograph comes from the Francis William Troup archive held at the RIBA Library. Troup was a consultant architect to the Bank of England and prepared designs for the rebuilding of the Threadneedle site in 1920. The commission was given to Sir Herbert Baker in 1921 with whom Troup worked initially as supervising architect. The bank buildings enlarged by Sir John Soane between 1788 and 1833 were almost completely demolished save the outer walls. Demolition on the buildings began in 1925 to make way for Herbert's new complex which was completed in 1939.

The Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, City of London: demolition of the Bank Stock Office

RIBA50291
Soane, Sir John (1753-1837)
NOTES: This photograph comes from the Francis William Troup archive held at the RIBA Library. Troup was a consultant architect to the Bank of England and prepared designs for the rebuilding of the Threadneedle site in 1920. The commission was given to Sir Herbert Baker in 1921 with whom Troup worked initially as supervising architect. The bank buildings enlarged by Sir John Soane between 1788 and 1833 were almost completely demolished save the outer walls. Demolition on the buildings began in 1925 to make way for Herbert's new complex which was completed in 1939.

The Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, City of London: demolition of the Rotunda

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Soane, Sir John (1753-1837)
NOTES: This photograph comes from the Francis William Troup archive held at the RIBA Library. Troup was a consultant architect to the Bank of England and prepared designs for the rebuilding of the Threadneedle site in 1920. The commission was given to Sir Herbert Baker in 1921 with whom Troup worked initially as supervising architect. The bank buildings enlarged by Sir John Soane between 1788 and 1833 were almost completely demolished save the outer walls. Demolition on the buildings began in 1925 to make way for Herbert's new complex which was completed in 1939.

The Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, City of London: the demolition of the Rotunda seen from the Royal Exchange

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Soane, Sir John (1753-1837)
NOTES: This photograph comes from the Francis William Troup archive held at the RIBA Library. Troup was a consultant architect to the Bank of England and prepared designs for the rebuilding of the Threadneedle site in 1920. The commission was given to Sir Herbert Baker in 1921 with whom Troup worked initially as supervising architect. The bank buildings enlarged by Sir John Soane between 1788 and 1833 were almost completely demolished save the outer walls. Demolition on the buildings began in 1925 to make way for Herbert's new complex which was completed in 1939.

The Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, City of London: demolition of the Soane buildings on Bartholomew Lane

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Soane, Sir John (1753-1837)
NOTES: This photograph comes from the Francis William Troup archive held at the RIBA Library. Troup was a consultant architect to the Bank of England and prepared designs for the rebuilding of the Threadneedle site in 1920. The commission was given to Sir Herbert Baker in 1921 with whom Troup worked initially as supervising architect. The bank buildings enlarged by Sir John Soane between 1788 and 1833 were almost completely demolished save the outer walls. Demolition on the buildings began in 1925 to make way for Herbert's new complex which was completed in 1939.

Outrage: anti-urbanism - rot in the centre

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SOURCE: Architectural Review, vol. 117, 1955 June, p 382
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