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Case study: Temple Bar

Temple Bar was once the portal on the Strand marking the boundary between the City of London and Westminster, and is the last surviving of London's eight perimeter gates. Moreover, it is one of the capital's great Baroque monuments. The two-storey structure was built during 1670-72 in Portland stone and, although in the style of Christopher Wren, it is not thought to be his design. It features two slim pedestrian arches flanking a flat road arch that supports a pedimented first-floor ...

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