…ity has 24/7 readily available autonomous driving. That city will feel like the city of the future. Overnight not having autonomous in your city is going to feel like when you lived in a place without broadband, or a city without mass transit, or electricity. Every other city or country is going to be on a mad dash to modernize to autonomous at that point.
When Holden won the competition — chosen after the committee went on a tour of England and Wales and held dinners with four different architects; an interesting alternative to today’s procurement culture — he was already one of capital’s principal architects, having already completed designs for some 40 underground stations (such as the exemplary Arnos Grove) as well as the London Passenger Transport Board HQ at 55 Broadway, Victoria.