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Bush House

BBC Heritage Trail

 
 
Bush House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
1. Bush House Marker
Inscription.
International radio, television
and online content made here
1941-2012

 
Erected by The BBC.
 
Location. 51° 30.787′ N, 0° 7.029′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Aldwych and Kingsway, on the right when traveling east on Aldwych. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 Aldwych, City of Westminster, England WC2B 4LL, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ivor Novello (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding (about 210 meters away); W.H. Smith & Son - Bomb Damage (about 240 meters away); The George (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Edgar Wallace (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); William Marsden (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Automobile Association (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bush House (Wikipedia). "Bush House is a Grade II listed building at the southern end of Kingsway between Aldwych and the Strand in London....Now part of
Bush House and Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
2. Bush House and Marker - Wide View
The marker can be seen here mounted to the building, on the left side of the entryway.
the Strand Campus of King's College London, Bush House previously served as the headquarters of BBC World Service. The broadcast from Bush House lasted for 70 years, from Winter 1941 to Summer 2012. The final BBC broadcast from Bush House was the 12noon BST English bulletin on 12 July 2012." (Submitted on December 8, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.) 

2. Bush House (BBC). "Following an international trade slump, and the retreat of companies from London because of World War Two, Bush House needed tenants. When the Empire Service (as BBC World Service was formerly known) was bombed out of its original home at 200 Oxford Street, Bush House, with its large offices and expansive landings was a potential candidate. European services were re-located there in 1940, and BBC overseas services arrived in the late 1950s....Over the years all the BBC's foreign language services gradually invaded Bush House, penetrating each wing in turn. The services have broadcast events that have changed and shaped the world. De Gaulle's broadcasts to the Free French (some originating from Broadcasting House), famous speeches by Churchill, Hungary's desperate call for help as Russian tanks rolled into Budapest, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the genocide in Rwanda, the war in Kosova, and 9/11 are just a few." (Submitted on December 8, 2017.)
Bush House: "To the friendship of English speaking peoples" image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
3. Bush House: "To the friendship of English speaking peoples"
 
 
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Bush House - The Exedra Semi-dome. image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
4. Bush House - The Exedra Semi-dome.
"Sections of Bush House were completed and opened over a period of 10 years: Centre Block was opened in 1925, North-West Wing in 1928, North-East Wing in 1929, South-East Wing in 1930, and South-West Wing in 1935. The full building complex was completed in 1935....The building was commissioned, designed and originally owned by American individuals and companies. Irving T. Bush gained approval for his plans for the building in 1919, which was planned as a major new trade centre and designed by American architect Harvey Wiley Corbett. The construction was undertaken by John Mowlem & Co....The building's opening ceremony was performed by Lord Balfour, Lord President of the Council, on 4 July 1925. It included the unveiling of two statues at the entrance made by American artist Malvina Hoffman. The statues symbolise Anglo-American friendship and the building bears the inscription "To the friendship of English speaking peoples". Built from Portland stone, Bush House was in 1929 declared the "most expensive building in the world", having cost around 2,000,000 ($10,000,000)." - Wikipedia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 8, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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