Unexecuted competition design for the National Gallery Extension project, Hampton site, Trafalgar Square, London: perspective view of Trafalgar Square, including St Martin in the Fields church and Nelson's Column, from the proposed extension

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RIBApix ref no RIBA31905
Architect/DesignerGibbs, James (1682-1754)
Railton, William (1801?-1877)
Skidmore Owings & Merrill
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1982
Image Date1982
ViewExterior
MediumDrawing
Library ReferencePA426/4(7)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The winning design for the National Gallery extension project by Ahrends, Burton & Koralek was eventually abandoned in favour of a scheme by Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates which was constructed in 1991. The extension became known as The Sainsbury Wing and was designed to house the Gallery's Renaissance collections. The original National Gallery building (part of which can be seen here) was designed by William Wilkins and completed in 1838. The Church of St Martin-in-the-Fields was designed by James Gibbs and completed in 1726. Nelson's Column was designed by William Railton and completed in 1843.

Subject tags

churches, columns, squares, art galleries, monuments, statues