Lost Opportunities for London: London As It Could Be

17 December 1991 - 19 January 1992

  • Tower Bridge encased in glass
  • A duplex Tower Bridge by Frederick Barnett
  • The exhibition at The Architecture Foundation (see Resources for more)
  • A London City square and tower. Photo by John Donat
  • Kings Cross Airport, designed by Charles Glover
  • The exhibition at The AF (see Resources for more)
  • The Crystal Gateway, exhibition print
  • Tower design, exhibition print
  • London Hammersmith Transport Interchange by Foster Associates
  • A design for London Bridge, exhibition print

London would be a dramatically different city if Sir Christopher Wren’s plans for rebuilding the capital after the Great Fire of 1666 had been completed. Over the past three centuries hundreds of visionary proposals have been designed for London. Most were never realised. Wren’s designs were shown alongside Richard Rogers’s 1986 proposal of ‘London as it could be’. Also shown were proposals for an airport to be constructed over King's Cross and an elevated railway down the middle of the River Thames.