As such we thought it would be interesting to introduce some of London’s lost architecture back to the landscape – starting off with the Skylon.
The Skylon, designed by Philip Powell and Hildalgo Moya, became the centre point of the Festival of Britain on the South Bank of London in 1951. Its design was suitably abstract and iconic giving a glimpse of the future to post 2nd World War Britain.
It was hugely popular and in some ways provides a glimpse back to how things should be done when viewed in comparison with Britain’s millennium celebrations and architecture such as the Millennium Dome.
The Festival of Britain and the Skylon became a centre piece on the South Bank of London, similar to the way the London Eye is today. Sadly it was demolished in 1952 by the Conservative Government and the site is now occupied by the National Theatre.
Using Google Earth though it is possible to reconstruct the simple geometry and place it back on the skyline.