Fourth plinth, Trafalgar Square

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The Fourth Plinth is the northwest plinth in Trafalgar Square in central London. It was originally intended to hold an equestrian statue of William IV, but remained bare due to insufficient funds. For over 150 years the fate of the plinth was debated; in 1998, the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) commissioned three contemporary sculptures to be displayed temporarily on the plinth. Shortly afterwards, Chris Smith, the then Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport commissioned Sir John Mortimer to conduct a public enquiry that sought opinions from public art commissioners, critics and members of the public as to the future of the plinth. The final report recommended that the commissions remain a rolling programme of temporary artworks rather than settling permanently on one figure or idea to commemorate. In 2003, the ownership of Trafalgar Square was transferred from Westminster City Council to the Mayor of London and this marked the beginning... Wikipedia ( Creative Commons Attribution CC-BY-SA 4.0 )
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7.14
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1.17 mi
DURATION
0 h 35 m
Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square
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7.13
DISTANCE
0.99 mi
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0 h 29 m
Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square
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6.72
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1.89 mi
DURATION
0 h 56 m
Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square
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6.59
DISTANCE
1.55 mi
DURATION
0 h 46 m
Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
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6.58
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1.95 mi
DURATION
0 h 58 m
London Eye
London Eye
Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square
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6.52
DISTANCE
0.91 mi
DURATION
0 h 27 m
Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square
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6.33
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1.77 mi
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0 h 53 m
Westminster Cathedral
Westminster Cathedral
Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square
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6.29
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0.60 mi
DURATION
0 h 18 m
Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square
Royal Opera House
Royal Opera House
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6.28
DISTANCE
3.93 mi
DURATION
1 h 58 m
St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral
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London Eye
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6.23
DISTANCE
3.91 mi
DURATION
1 h 58 m
St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral
London Eye
London Eye
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