Admiralty Arch: Overall view, with automobile traffic

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Description

Admiralty Arch is a large government office building in London which incorporates an archway providing road and pedestrian access between The Mall, which extends to the southwest, and Trafalgar Square to the northeast. The curving wings cleverly hide the bend into Charing Cross Road. It was designed by Sir Aston Webb, constructed by John Mowlem & Co and completed in 1912. It adjoins the Old Admiralty Building, hence the name. The building was commissioned by King Edward VII in memory of his mother Queen Victoria, although he did not live to see its completion.

Attributes

Attribute NameValues
Creator
  • G. Massiot & cie

Subject
  • Arches

  • Architecture

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Twentieth century

  • Neoclassical

Place of Creation
  • London, England, United Kingdom

  • London

  • +51.506758-0.128692

Departments and Units
Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility and Access Public
Content License

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