This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...the east end of St. Paul's Churchyard by setting back the railings, taking off the western corner next Cheapside and also by removing the projections of St. Paul's School and of the adjacent buildings, the traffic accommodation could be very considerably increased. The better plan, however, would be to remove the whole of the block from Cheapside to Watling Street, making Old Change the new front to St. Paul's. A diagonal street should run thence to Thames Street, obliquely crossing Queen Victoria Street, by Knight Rider Street, and by a continuance of the same to Queenhithe, a direct communication to and from Upper Thames Street would be effected. It is manifest this would be a great improvement and would be heartily welcomed by the warehouse owners and wharfingers in that locality, for at present there is no useful outlet for vehicles from Thames Street westwards, between Queen Street, by Southwark Bridge and Queen Victoria Street, by Blackfriars Bridge. The gradients of the two sections of this street would be i-ioo and I in 20 respectively, the latter being somewhat easier than that of the south end of Queen Street, and would compare favourably with the gradient of the new street from Monument Yard to Billingsgate, now in course of formation by the Commissioners of Sewers. The length, however, of the steeper portion would only be about 500 feet. By commencing the Thames Street end of this street further eastwards than Queenhithe the gradient could be greatly improved. It will be seen on reference to the Plan that this line would take some valuable warehouses, but the new frontages would also be valuable, and would probably recoup the entire cost.. New Streets--Nos. 4 and 4A. Smithfield to Whitechapel High Street via London Wall. It is...This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition.
|Title||:||Westgarth Prize Essay Street Re-Alignment and Reconstruction of Central London|
|Author||:||Henry Hewitt Bridgman|
|Publisher||:||Theclassics.Us - 2013-09|