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RESURGAM - Architecture of the Post-Destruction City (151016)
Sat 15 October 2016, 11:00 – 13:00 BST
London's built fabric has been disrupted and adapted through a variety of transformative events and destructive processes. Throughout its history the capital has fallen and risen time and time again, and with each re-birth it has defiantly sought to carve out a new version of itself for a new era.
In the 350th Anniversary year of The Great Fire of London, this walk explores the architecture of the City of London in the aftermath of destruction. From Christopher Wren's great unrealised renaissance city plan, to frustrated post war modernist visionaries and its commercial reinvention after IRA bombs, it charts the real and unreal buildings and spaces of the City in 'Resurgam' mode - when it rises again.
A walk lead by 'The London Ambler' - Mike Althorpe.