What better ending to our five days in London (thanks Giulia and Florian for hosting us!) than to post a pair of videos of the city 50 years ago?
When the future wasn’t a threat, nostalgy was absent and the propaganda showed technology as a miracolous epiphany of man’s evolution.
Of the whole set of videos, we have chosen this one about the inner working of London’s brand new office complexes of the time: mechanised typing pool, air conditioning and heating, automated posting system, computer rooms!
And another one showing the construction of modern buildings, including the Barbican (still at the planning stage), Moor House, the Golden Lane Estate, etc.
Also notice the absence of whatsoever forms of workers’ safety measures at around 3 minutes 50″
Via: Things Magazine, Phil Gyphord
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