detail maquette
In this post more pictures than text, but I thought that the Pipers Central London model in The Building Centre should get some more attention as it is a very helpful way of getting a feel for the layout of the City. What is sometimes confusing or plain invisible at ground level can easily be seen in the model.
It is set up by the NLA in the Main Gallery of The Building Centre at 26 Store Street and freely accessible during opening hours (see here). The scale of the model is 1:1500 and new and proposed buildings with planning permission are highlighted in white.

The Building Centre

The Building Centre (Source: buildingcentre.co.uk)

The Building Centre Trust was established on 14 January 1963 as an independent charitable organisation, providing support for educational, research and cultural activities connected with the built environment. The building has several galleries to showcase modern design and construction methods and materials. There is a bookshop in the Centre, managed by RIBA Enterprises, which, besides books on construction, architecture and design, also has a good collection of books on London.

As always, my photos are taken with a small hand-held digital camera, so do not expect photographic miracles. I just hope to give you an idea why you should go to the Building Centre yourself.

scale model of London in The Buildiing Centre, Store Street 6

maquette in The Buildiing Centre, Store Street 1

maquette in The Buildiing Centre, Store Street 2

maquette in The Buildiing Centre, Store Street 3

maquette in The Buildiing Centre, Store Street 4

maquette in The Buildiing Centre, Store Street 5

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