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Bricks and pieces: the blight of London’s fake facades

The problem with London’s fake facades

8 May 2021

9:00 AM

8 May 2021

9:00 AM

‘I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.’ So Augustus is supposed to have said. What would an emperor of London say today? ‘I found the capital a city of bricks and left her a city of rubble’? London bricks are falling down. Across the capital, brick facades are coming off in chunks.

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