Demolishing Whitehall

PDF-file by Adam Sharr

Demolishing Whitehall PDF ebook download This book is about a lost world - albeit one less than 50 years old. In the era of Harold Wilson's 'white heat', architect Sir Leslie Martin proposed a grand plan to demolish and rebuild a swathe of historic Whitehall, London's government district. At once optimistic and paternalistic, it simultaneously reinforced and challenged a rigidly hierarchical social order at the scales of building, city and nation, This project was never realised, but nevertheless, the plans and the political history surrounding them offer unique insights into Wilson's government.

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