London: From the Great Walls to the New City Towns
On September 2, 1666, The Great London of Fire had struck 80% of London. Lord Mayor Thomas Bloodworth ensured that the fire would mark a deadly path for his people for three days straight. The Great Fire did tremendous damage to the city causing to burn down the cathedral churches of St. Paul's many perish churches, destroying 400 streets, burning 13,000 houses, and leaving 100,000+ homeless. Christopher Wren wanted to rebuild the whole city from scratch. But he couldn't do this without the rest of the city knowing that peoples lives are in danger, money was tight, and trying to persuade everyone. Sadly, he was unable to persuade city officials to adopt to his master plan to rebuild London, broaden its arbitrary borders through expansive streets, and great open spaces. Wren had received commission to reconstruct the cathedral church of St. Paul and other churches. Economically and socially people did not want to cooperate knowing that they had their own lives to worry about.