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The City

An area in London that forms the center of its financial district. The City is legally called "the City of London" and once formed the entirety of London. The Bank of England, the London Stock Exchange and Lloyd's, among others, are headquartered in the City. In the 1800s, the City was the world's primary financial center and it remains very important. Because of its influence on the wider financial world, the City is often used as a byword for the financial industry in the United Kingdom and its lobbyists. The sheer amount of money traded in the City renders it vitally important to the global economy as well. Interestingly, both businesses and individuals may vote in City elections.
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City (of London)

the centre of the UK's FINANCIAL SYSTEM, embracing the MONEY MARKETS (commercial banks, etc.), CAPITAL MARKET (STOCK EXCHANGE), FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARKET, COMMODITY MARKETS and INSURANCE MARKETS. The City of London is also a major international financial centre and earns Britain substantial amounts of foreign exchange on exports of financial services.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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The approach is extended to new streetscapes as well as established streets, with rules and standards seemingly often applied without reference to context or townscape principles.
Similar criticisms can be levelled at most players involved in the creation and management of streetscapes, while examples of successful co-ordination are few and far between.
Kuhl and his firm have garnered wide acclaim for projects ranging from streetscapes and atriums to parks and large-scale master plans.
The first phase of the firm's streetscape improvements in the Village of Mineola began three years ago with the redesign of Main Street and Second Street.
The exterior architecture is designed to suggest the traditional urban multi-level architecture commonly seen in upscale Manhattan streetscapes, with multipane windows and tailored brick facades.
With architectural descriptions, personal reminiscences by those who worked and shopped on the avenue, and vintage photographs of landmarked buildings, department store display windows, and streetscapes, the book will appeal to all who have a special place in their hearts for New York's most famous avenue.