CTBUH 2013 London Conference – Peter Wynne Rees, "City Planning and Tall Buildings"

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June 11, 2013. London, UK. The City of London has been at the center of the debate on “tall versus historic” over the past two decades, as witnessed by a number of now evocative words; Gherkin, St. Pauls, Cheese-grater, Prince Charles, Walkie-Talkie, etc. In this presentation we gain insight on some of the significant challenges of achieving a balance between height & heritage, from the person who, perhaps more than any other, has been responsible in recent times for guiding this unique one-square-mile in the historic heart of London. As explained by Peter Rees; “The City Planning Officer acts as Custodian for 4000 years of architectural history. But only 2000 of those years have happened yet…”

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