Photograph of White City under construction: 20th century
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Photograph of White City under construction. The construction of White City began on 3 January 1907 and was completed in May 1908. During this period, 140 acres of barren fields at Shepherd's Bush were transformed into a city of 20 white palaces and 120 exhibition buildings built of steel and concrete. The construction cost ?2 million and employed a workforce of 120,000.
1907 AD - 1908 AD