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Sir John Evelyn's plan for re-building the City of London.

Sir John Evelyn's plan for re-building the City of London.
Sir John Evelyn's plan for re-building the City of London.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Description: Sir John Evelyn proposed that the City of London should abandon its existing street gridplan and be rebuilt along radically different lines. He hoped for Italian-style piazzas and broad avenues. In the end, the commercial pressures to rebuild London according to its former street gridplan prevailed, and Evelyn's ideas were ignored.
Creator: John Evelyn
Date: c. 1666
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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