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The Architect and Building News - 21st March 1941Return to the Articles indexPage 5

Laissez faire

Pre-war Burges

Elevational treatment, as we have pointed out, will be secondary to the plan. It will depend on the availability of materials and constructional methods and legislation regarding heights of buildings.

These three photographs show some of the things to be avoided, varying heights, hideous lettering, extravagant squiggles, narrow pavements.

It is worth noting, too, that in the old Town much of the quaint picturesque building was plastered with advertising signs.

Left, the Burges and Cross Cheaping, and, below, two views of Broadgate.

Pre-war Broadgate

Pre-war Cross Cheaping

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