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Empire Stadium, Wembley (1923) by Maxwell Ayrton, John Simpson and Owen Williams

Wembley, originally the Empire Stadium, was built as part of the 1924 British Empire Exhibition, a key event in the growth of Metro-Land, with 25 million people visiting this part of Middlesex to see the exhibition. 

The stadium went on to have a second life as a the national football stadium famous as the venue for the FA Cup Final every May. It was demolished in 2003 and replaced with a new stadium designed by Populous and Foster & Partners. 

Image from Before The D

A Guide to Modernism in Metro-Land

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