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Abbey Road zebra crossing awarded Grade II listed status
22 December 2010
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"The Abbey Road zebra crossing in London, made famous by The Beatles on the cover of their 1969 album of the same name, has been given listed status by Minister for Tourism and Heritage John Penrose.

The crossing, which has long been a site of pilgrimage for
Beatles fans, has been given a Grade II
listing. The status means it's officially recognised as a nationally
important monument and has increased protection. It is the first time
such an honour has been given to a zebra crossing.
"

What do you guys think about this? Do you agree that Abbey Road is an important British monument as, say, Big Ben? Or do you think this honour has been long overdue?

 

Read the full story here: http://www.nme.com/news/the-be.....tles/54360

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22 December 2010
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It doesn't deserve it, but the added security is a long overdue benefit

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22 December 2010
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I'm just curious how you protect it. They've never had to repave that area?

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22 December 2010
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And that's not the original location of the zebra walk from Abbey Road is it? a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

 

Anyway it's good they protect it...

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22 December 2010
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skye said:

I'm just curious how you protect it. They've never had to repave that area?


Yeah, me, too! Is it the surrounding area (as in no graffiti) that's also being protected, or are there going to be cameras around in case anyone wants to somehow take a lark chunk of the crosswalk home with them?
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22 December 2010
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skye said:

I'm just curious how you protect it. They've never had to repave that area?


Or maybe checking its heartbeat a-hard-days-night-john-2

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22 December 2010
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22 December 2010
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Hey, is that the "28IF" volkswagen behind John?

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22 December 2010
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StarWisher said:


Yeah, me, too! Is it the surrounding area (as in no graffiti) that's also being protected, or are there going to be cameras around in case anyone wants to somehow take a lark chunk of the crosswalk home with them?
 

There's already a camera.
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22 December 2010
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Well, I meant a police camera! :)

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23 December 2010
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I think anytime you protect a zebra it's a good thing

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23 December 2010
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Lameo

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23 December 2010
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I find it hilarious that they have decided to honor a crosswalk as a national monument. As much as I love the zebra crosswalk it does not really deserve to be a British monument.

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23 December 2010
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Grade II listed status isn't all that much of a big deal, though it's a nice story. My mum's house is Grade II listed (she lives in Bath, which has UNESCO world heritage status). Basically it means the zebra crossing owners (in this case probably Westminster Council) can't make major changes to it without getting planning permission. It's given to quite a lot of things that have some kind of significance, so in this case it's apt enough.

EDIT I should add that my mum doesn't live in a mansion or anything, just a normal terraced house. It was built in the 18th century though, like most of Bath.

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Are other crosswalks returning their Grade II's in protest?

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23 December 2010
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I'm thinking of returning my zebra

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23 December 2010
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Zig said:

Are other crosswalks returning their Grade IIs in protest?


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