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Video: The Elevated London That Almost Was

Video: The Elevated London That Almost Was

Inspired by an article written by Michael Hebbert in 1993, Chris Bevan Lee's forty minute documentary explores the elevated post-war infrastructural redevelopment of the City of London, fragments of which still stand across the square mile today. The Pedway: Elevating London examines London planners' attempt to build an ambitious network of elevated walkways through the city that largely never saw completion. In a carefully produced film those 'pedways' that remain are photographed and discussed as symbols of a utopia that almost was.

Featuring extensive interviews with Michael Hebbert, professor of town planning at UCL, architecture critic Jonathan Glancey, city planning officer Peter Wynne Rees, and writer Nicholas Rudd-Jones (Pathways), the film explores "why the scheme was unsuccessful and captures the abandoned remains that, unknown to the public, still haunt the city" today.

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Cite: James Taylor. "Video: The Elevated London That Almost Was" 15 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/537371/video-the-elevated-london-that-almost-was/> ISSN 0719-8884