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Day 118: Regent Street (2)

08 Jul

Regent Street (2)

Regent Street is an example of Beaux Arts ‘façadism’, an architectural set piece designed to impress as it unfurls before the visitor. It is a medley of related styles and decoration, with each building having been designed individually but within strict guidelines. Each block was required to be designed with a continuing unifying façade to the street, regardless of the number of sub-divisions behind the main elevation, and they had to be finished in Portland stone with a uniform cornice level.

All the buildings in Regent Street are listed as being at least Grade II status and together they form the Regent Street Conservation Area.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regent_Street

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One response to “Day 118: Regent Street (2)

  1. yesbuts

    July 8, 2008 at 11:18 am

    Great photograph with the bus passing.

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