Ben Nicholson: Travulgar Square

Trafalgar Square is Britain’s most visible public space and arranged around the open space are the icons of its lost Empire. It displays how Great Britain was supreme on the battlefield (Nelson’s Column), cultured (National Gallery), had an empire (Canada and South Africa House), a monarchy (Admiralty Arch) a government (view down Whitehall) and divine guidance (St. Martin’s Church). The Travulgar Square project continued the translation of city mood into built form, but this time not in the image of Imperialism, but as a mirror of late bourgeois consumer culture.

Designed and executed with Erin Pellegrino '14 and Rachel Bacus '15
Photos: William Stafford, Cornell University.
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