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Natural History Museum

 

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  • The Natural History Museum, London

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  • The Natural History Museum was originally designed by Francis Fowke as part of his planned redevelopment of the International Exhibition Hall on Exhibition Road in Kensington into a museum complex.
  • The exhibition was not as successful as anticipated barely covering its profits, and with a planned budget of 1,895,000 the British government decided that Fowkes designs were too expensive. The museum alone was budgeted at 431,000. Although Fowkes had the opportunity to refine his designs, he died in 1865 and Alfred Waterhouse was chosen in 1867 as the architect for what stands today.

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Architect
Francis Fowke

Reference Data

Reference No.
7125
First Uploaded
18-11-2014
Last Editorial Date
04-12-2014
 

Building Location

Address
Exhibition Road, Kensington, London. SW7 5BD
Council
Kensington and Chelsea
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

Building Specification

Status
Cancelled
Proposal date
1864
Style
Neo Classical

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
75.00
Roof Height (AGL)
65.00 *

Total Floors (O.G)
6

Market Data

Primary Use
Museum


Construction Cost
£431,000.00
Budget Date
1864

Metres > Feet

* Estimated Height