Architecture

Long, Mary-Jane. (10 of 13). National Life Story Collection: Architects' Lives

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    0:22:30

  • Shelf mark

    C467/26

  • Subjects

    Architecture

  • Recording date

    1997-10-21

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's office, London

  • Interviewees

    Long, Mary-Jane, 1939- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Lever, Jill (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 10: Discussion of soundness of decisions originally made about the British Library building in 1960s and 1970s, and alterations which have occurred due to changes in library technology and political decisions about the building; description of relationship between architects and the British Library authorities, including planning officers David Roger and Brian Holt; description of difficulties which have arisen between the architects and the Library management and Reading Room Users’ Group. Discussion of project to redevelop the old reading Room at the British Museum.

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