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3,906.  The man who was in the orbiting space craft ... Michael Collins was giving a live report back to NASA and he began to describe something that actually blew my socks off almost, and this was that he saw a large building – what appeared to be a man-made building below, and this was a tall building; I think he said seven storeys.  Now, [for] eleven minutes he described what he was looking at around the moon.  That eleven minutes was cut out of every other broadcast.  (Moon Landing Conspiracy & Moon & NASA & Building)  Jonathan Gray, interview Coast to Coast Hidden Discoveries

 

 

4,486.  For thousands of years we’ve had a passion to build high.  (Earth & Build)  Supersized Earth I, BBC 2012

 

 

8,843.  I have had the father feeling for a building, but I never had it for my children.  (Children & Father & Building & Architecture)  Frank Lloyd Wright

 

 

60,960.  Whatever man might build could never express or reflect more than he was.  He could record neither more nor less than he had learned of life when the buildings were built.  (Building & Architecture)  Frank Lloyd Wright

 

 

60,961.  Why, I just shake the buildings out of my sleeves.  (Building & Architecture)  Frank Lloyd Wright

 

 

9,481.  2000: Bob The Builder: Can We Fix It?  (Christmas & Music & Pop Music & Build)  The Christmas No. 1 Story, BBC 2012

 

 

10,380.  You’re too late – van Gogh has left the building.  (Art & Building)  Ian Pattison, Rab C Nesbitt, Bulb

 

 

30,090.  A mania for building massive stone structures.  (Great Britain & England & Normans & Building)  Bettany Hughes, Seven Ages of Britain 1066 A.D. - 1350 A.D.

 

 

83,244.  In less than a hundred and fifty years the pagan men from the north had become the master builders of Christianity.  (Norman & France & Building)  Professor Robert Bartlett, The Normans I 2010

 

 

30,354.  Spring 1851: the word Victoria enters the English language and a very small woman enters a very big building.  She is four-foot- eleven yet somehow she fills it.  Her moment is so pregnant for the future it seems holy.  Victoria herself is flooded with religious awe.  Neither she nor anyone else has ever seen anything like this building before: a greenhouse the size of a palace with a difference that this is from the beginning a People's Palace.  A popular magazine calls it the Crystal Palace ... A huge showcase for Britain’s industrial empire. (Great Britain & England & Victoria & Building)  Simon Schama, A History of Britain: Victoria and Her Sisters

 

 

31,183.  May 1st 1851 ... Hyde Park London: from the Earth rose a vast glittering Crystal Palace made of glass and cast iron ... It took the world’s breath away ... One picture captured the significance of that day: The First of May 1851 Franz Winterhalter.  (England & Great Britain & Building & Art)  Jeremy Paxman, The Victorians: Having It All

 

 

31,204.  Paxton’s beautiful building won the hearts of the nation ... the Crystal Palace ... The Great Exhibition was Britain’s show.  (England & Great Britain & Victoria & Building)  Empires: Queen Victoria’s Empire I: Engines of Change PBS

 

 

31,570.  Modern Britain loves its heritage ... It’s taken a revolution to make us a nation that values our ancient buildings and monuments.  (Great Britain & England & Buildings)  Heritage! The Battle for Britain's Past I: From Old Bones to Precious Stones, BBC 2013 

 

31,571.  This is the story of how the heritage movement was ignited.  (Great Britain & England & Buildings)  ibid.

 

31,572.  Ruskin spread his gospel through a string of books and packed lecture tours.  (Great Britain & England & Buildings)  ibid.

 

31,573.  Morris founded the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.  (Great Britain & England & Buildings)  ibid.

 

 

31,574.  In September 1918 Britain's most famous monument – Stone- -henge – was given to the nation.  (Great Britain & England & Buildings & Monuments & Stonehenge)  Heritage! The Battle for Britain's Past II: The Men from the Ministry

 

31,575.  The men from the ministry would command a massive rescue operation.  (Great Britain & England & Buildings)  ibid.

 

31,576.  The cities of Britain were modernising and expanding haphazardly into the countryside.  (Great Britain & England & Buildings & City)  ibid.

 

31,577.  In 1918 many great ruins were on the verge of collapse.  (Great Britain & England & Buildings)  ibid.

 

31,578.  Office of Works v National Trust.  (Great Britain & England & Buildings)  ibid.

 

 

31,579.  Out of the ruins was born the modern listing system that signalled a new hopefully safer future for the best old buildings of Britain.  (Great Britain & England & Buildings)  Heritage! The Battle for Britain's Past III: Broken Propylaeums

 

31,580.  It was even called the Rape of Britain ... Modernism became discredited.  (Great Britain & England & Buildings)  ibid.

 

31,581.  The provision of new housing: a new generation of architects was ready.  (Great Britain & England & Buildings & Housing)  ibid.

 

31,582.  Georgian buildings remained underrated.  (Great Britain & England & Buildings)  ibid.

 

31,583.  In his trusty Austin 1100 and taking twenty-three years to do it, [Nikolaus] Pevsner methodically criss-crossed the country cataloguing England's most important buildings.  (Great Britain & England & Buildings)  ibid.

 

31,584.  The fight to save The Euston Arch [Propylaeum] from demolition.  (Great Britain & England & Buildings)  ibid.

 

31,585.  The attack on old buildings continued for several years.  (Great Britain & England & Buildings)  ibid.

 

31,586.  By 1975 ... the country was losing a listed building every day to demolition.  (Great Britain & England & Buildings)  ibid.

 

 

60,942.  Elvis has left the building.  Horace Lee Logan 1956

 

 

60,943.  The still unfished Xanadu.  The cost: no man can say.  Citizen Kane 1941 starring Orson Welles & Joseph Cotten & Dorothy Comingore & Everett Sloane & Ray Collins & George Coulouris & Agnes Moorehead & Paul Stewart & Ruth Warrick & Erskine Sanford & William Alland & Harry Shannon et al, director Orson Welles

 

 

112,147.  When the Romans came to Britain they brought with them far more sophisticated building techniques … Hadrian’s wall here is the biggest monument that the Roman Empire left behind for us.  (Building & Monument)  Fred Dibnah’s Magnificent Monuments s1e1: Forts & Castles, BBC 2000 

 

112,148.  Conwy is a classic example of the principles of a medieval castle; Edward I was by far our greatest castle builder and his memorial is the great chain of eight great stone fortresses that he built here in north Wales.  (Building & Monument & Castle)  ibid. 

 

 

112,149.  How did they manage to build things that lasted for so long?  The materials they used must have been pretty good … cow dung: ‘It does give it more elasticity’ …  (Building & Monument)  Fred Dibnah’s Magnificent Monuments s1e2: Houses & Palaces  

 

 

112,149.  How did they manage to build things that lasted for so long?  The materials they used must have been pretty good … cow dung: ‘It does give it more elasticity’ …  (Building & Monument)  Fred Dibnah’s Magnificent Monuments s1e2: Houses & Palaces  

 

 

112,150.  St Walburge’s [spire] in Preston: 311 feet high; there reckon it’s the tallest church steeple in England.  (Building & Monument & Worship & Church)  Fred Dibnah’s Monuments s1e3: Places of Worship

 

112,151.  Man has been using stones to build places of worship for thousands of years.  (Building & Monument & Worship & Church)  ibid.

 

 

112,189.  My back garden must be the only place left in Bolton that needs a chimney like this.  (Building & Monument)  Fred Dibnah’s Monuments s1e4: Places of Work

 

112,190.  The techniques the thatchers are using were developed over two-thousand years ago.  (Building & Monument)  ibid.

 

112,191.  The Lloyds Insurance building … all its innards are on the outside.  (Building & Monument)  ibid.

 

112,192.  Lloyd business: a genuine Robert Adam dining room.  (Building & Monument)  ibid.

 

112,152.  Avebury has been an important place of worship for nearly four and a half millennia.  (Building & Monument & Worship & Church)  ibid.

 

 

60,924.  Britain is full of magnificent examples of architectural and engineering genius.  And it stands testimony to the men who actually constructed it all and of course the architects and engineers who designed it.  (Cathedral & Building & Norman & Engineering)  Fred Dibnah’s Building of Britain e1: Mighty Cathedrals, BBC 2002 

 

60,925.  Believe it or not this is a cathedral – this is the Saxon cathedral of St Peter’s ... It’s the only Saxon cathedral in the country that survives intact.  It isn’t very big, it is?  (Cathedral & Building & Norman & Engineering)  ibid.

 

 

112,193.  The in 1741 Europe’s first wrought-iron suspension bridge was built over the River Tees.  (Building & Monument & Bridge)  Fred Dibnah’s Monuments s1e5: Bridges and Tunnels

 

112,194.  This 1,000-feet-long aquaduct which carries the Shropshire Union canal across a valley high above the River Dee.  (Building & Monument & Bridge)  ibid.

 

112,195.  It was the coming of the railways that really pushed forward the development of bridges.  (Building & Monument & Bridge)  ibid.

 

 

112,196.  Bath: It has the only hot springs in the country: The romans developed Bath into a city of leisure and pleasure … The most popular leisure resort in England.  (Building & Monument)  Fred Dibnah’s Monuments s1e6: Pleasure Palaces   

 

 

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