St Paul's Cathedral by floodlight: 1951
© Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London
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St. Paul's Cathedral, designed by court architect Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1675 and 1710 following the destruction of its predecessor in the Great Fire of London in 1666. The cathedral is built of Portland stone in a late Renaissance to baroque style. Its impressive dome, inspired by St Peter's Basilica in Rome, is the third largest in the world. It rises 108 metres (365 feet) to the cross at its summit.
1951 AD - 1951 AD