21 Mar '12, 9am

Bush House pruned

20 March, 2012 at 9:33 am | Posted in The Urban Landscape | Leave a comment Tags: buildings of london To many of us Bush House in Aldwych is just an obstruction on our journey from Kingsway to Waterloo Bridge forcing us to take a detour around a rather large traffic island. But for many, particularly in Asia, Bush House is synonymous with the voice of the BBC, I’ve even had tourists wanting to visit the building like any other London attraction to take that mandatory picture beside the discreet brass plaque at its entrance. Adjacent to Australian House and the Indian High Commission, Bush House built in 1923 was originally constructed for an Anglo-American organisation headed by Irving T. Bush from whom it takes its name. When it opened in July 1925, costing £2 million, it was considered the world’s most expensive building. The inscription above the portico inserted before...

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