Lang Rabbie wrote:That's the history of London. It's been busily building and rebuilding itself for the best part of two thousand years. Few buildings have ever lasted more than a century or two. The city Dickens knew would have been barely recognisable to anyone a century before he first saw it. London didn't get to be where it is today by getting too hung up on the past and treating everything in it as some sort of precious reliquary.A city being transformed by unplanned, barely co-ordinated speculative development?
mickysalt wrote:That's the standard shpeell you get from developers,
The truth is the Victorians could have obscured views of st Paul s cathedral , but didn't
When Regent street was rebuilt in the 20s they could have built it like Manhattan but didn't,
So yes obviously city's evolved over the year but the disrespect for what went before is more recent unwelcome phenomena than Charles dickens day I'm afraid,
Old building were also built to last and are in an indigenous style not just international architecture.
London ant no generic city baby's
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