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Moving Marble Arch

by | 28th, February 2005

‘FROM one 19th Century fabrication to another – and Marble Arch may be on the move again.

Marble Arch is falling down…

The Times reports that the 180-year-old arch, currently marooned in the middle of a roundabout, could be transferred brick by brick to nearby Hyde Park.

Transport for London are apparently keen to improve pedestrian access between Oxford Street and central London’s largest green space.

And they believe the grand arch, built originally as an entrance to Buckingham Palace, could serve as an entrance to the park.

At the moment, the paper says, the arch can only be reached by braving a warren of dingy subways, often inhabited by beggars, under one of the capital’s busiest gyratories.

Peter Hendy, TfL’s director of surface transport, said the arch served no real purpose in its

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