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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.|
|© 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|