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Shades of Grey: John Soane and Canopy Domes

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22 Sep Shades of Grey: John Soane and Canopy Domes

I’ve been getting to grips with the interior layout of the Bank of England. Just broad brush stuff: what was there when Soane was first appointed and how he renovated and expanded it over a period of 40 years or so.

Then I started to home in on the series of banking halls around the Rotunda that he renovated in two major phases. This work is partly informed by some old photos taken by Frank Yerbury shortly before most of the bank was demolished to make way for the current version. These were on a DVD that I bought at the Bank Museum in early August. Some of these spaces go by different names based on evolving usage. I am using the names on these old photos which I find relatively easy to remember.

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