How London Was Rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1666

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The Great Fire of 1666 destroyed central London. Several intrepid designers saw the rebuilding process as an opportunity to fix the old city’s problems. None of these plans were ever adopted. Why?

Resources on this topic: long after-life of Christopher Wren’s short-lived London plan of 1666_AAM.pdf

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