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The Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

The Tower of London and Tower Bridge.
The Tower of London and Tower Bridge.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H0539
Description: The decision to build Tower Bridge was controversial at first. Many felt it would ruin the view of the Tower of London. To avoid this, the bridge used a pseudo-historical neo-Gothic exterior, which masked its highly modern design. More than a century after the opening of the bridge, the early controversy has long been forgotten, and the Tower and the Bridge seem harmonious neighbours.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 20th century
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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