About this object

  • Maker:

    Grant, Henry

  • ID:

    HG2184/05

  • Production date:

    1962-10-17

  • Location:

    In Store

  • Hyde Park corner is a road junction at which Park Lane, Piccadilly, Knightsbridge, Grosvenor Place and Constitution Hill meet. There is a large roundabout on which stands Wellington Arch but in 1962 it was estimated that 120,000 vehicles drove through the roundabout every day and so an underpass was built to ease the flow of traffic. The underpass consisted of a dual carriageway with 2 lanes each way, further split into 2 tunnels. It was reported in the Times newspaper that the tunnel cost £5million and was completed by Cubitts Fitzpatrick Shand. This photograph was taken on 17th October 1962.

  • Measurements

    6x6

  • Materials

    cellulose acetate

  • Rights Credit

    © Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London

  • Last Updated

    2018-05-30

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • CREDIT

    Purchased through the assistance of the V&A Purchase Grant Fund

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    Museum of London

  • Related place

    City of Westminster (depicted)

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