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Euston Arch, Euston Station, London: preparation for its demolition

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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, and completed in 1968.

Queen Anne's Mansions, Broadway, Westminster, London, during demolition

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Hankey, Henry Alers (c. 1833-1902)
NOTES: These were London's first high-rise flats. Built in three stages between 1873 and 1890, they reached a maximum height of 160 feet. They were demolished in 1971.

Queen Anne's Mansions, Broadway, Westminster, London, during demolition

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Hankey, Henry Alers (c. 1833-1902)
NOTES: These were London's first high-rise flats. Built in three stages between 1873 and 1890, they reached a maximum height of 160 feet. They were demolished in 1971.

Riding Hall Carpet Mill, Halifax, West Yorkshire, under demolition

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NOTES: The mill was demolished in July 1980, to make way for a lorry-park.

Imperial Institute, South Kensington, London, under demolition to make way for new buildings

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Collcutt, Thomas Edward (1840-1924)
NOTES: The Imperial Institute by T. E. Collcutt was demolished in 1956 (apart from the central tower) to make way for new buildings designed by the architects Norman & Dawbarn for Imperial College.

The Picture House, 140 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow: demolition of the auditorium

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NOTES: The Picture House opened in 1910 in a converted furniture store as one of a chain of cinemas run by the Provincial Cinematograph Theatres Company. Lavishly reconstructed with improved seating and furnishings it re-opened in 1925. It was renamed the Gaumont in 1947 and was closed and demolished in 1972, although part of the facade was retained as part of the Savoy Centre shopping development.
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