Mike Paterson, Director of London Historians, has written a blog about the once proposed livery hall for the Company of Newspaper Makers. You can read the blog here. Members will remember that an image of how the building was going to look was used as part of the promotional material for this year's Archive Evening which Mike attended. It is a stunning image of what would have been a stunning building and worth showing again here!
It was published as the cover of a brochure, c 1931, documenting the constitution of the Newspaper Makers Company and the plans for constructing a Company Hall. The tower of the new Hall was to ‘rise to a height of 277 feet [approx. 84m] from the pavement’, which would have made it the highest commercial building in the City of London at the time. It is odd to think that it would today be well and truly looked down upon by the new generation of tall buildings in The City many of which are more than double that height!