There’s a lovely little series on BBC2 now about architecture and urban planning, called Saving Britain’s Past. Unusually for an architecture series, it covers both ancient and modern, and both individual buildings and town planning. This week they dig into the history of Covent Garden, and the various plans or upheaval and re-use when the market itself moved to Vauxhall.
It’s a tease for lovers of grand failed 1960s & 70s urban planning – there’s some great shots of the plans, such as the bombastic 1967 plan, which would have demolished much of the extended Covent Garden area.
Watch it here for another month or so.
email: chris is at anti-mega.com