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Art and the phone

New York City pay phones to take users back to 1993

The city pay phones are being used to promote a new art exhibit recounting the year 1993 in New York’s history…

Design aspects

In my artefacts lecture today we had a visit from Bill Sillar. He enlightened us on the origins for the design of the red UK phone box (among many other things). Giles Gilbert Scott based it on the John Soane Mausoleum in St Pancras Old Churchyard.

Soane Mausoleum

Soane Mausoleum

source: UCL Dept Earth Sciences

As a class we recently visited LARC where the original architectual model for the red phone box is kept. It’s about 1 metre in height. Annoyingly I didn’t take a camera.