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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marble_Arch

Marble Arch is a 19th-century white marble-faced triumphal arch and London landmark. The structure was designed by John Nash in 1827 to be the state entrance to the cour d'honneur of Buckingham Palace... In 1851 it was relocated and, following the widening of Park Lane in the early 1960s, is now sited, incongruently isolated, on a large traffic island...

A popular story says that the arch was moved because it was too narrow for the Queen's state coach to pass through, but, in fact, the gold state coach passed under it during Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953. Three small rooms inside the rebuilt arch were used as a police station from 1851 until at least 1968...

In 2005 it was speculated that the arch might be moved across the street to Hyde Park, or to a more accessible location than its current position on a large traffic island.


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Marble Arch 1955
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