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Old Posted Aug 23, 2016, 5:31 PM
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How London might have looked: from Regent St monorail to a straight Thames

Read More: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2...t-river-thames




The central London monorail envisioned running above Regent Street in the 1960s. Photograph: Get our cities moving







Willey Reveley’s plans to cut out the curves. Photograph: Spottiswoode & Co







The Crystal Palace was to be converted into a 1,000 ft tower. Illustration: Science & Society Picture Library/Getty Images







The development included a primary school, cinema, TV studios and offices. Photograph: Carl Sutton/Getty Images







Trafalgar Square pyramid






The top section of Britannia Triumphant, a plan announced in 1799 to symbolise British naval power. Photograph: The British Museum


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