Thorp retires from Leeds as last of city architects

John Thorp with his famous pizza diagram of Leeds.

As the seventh holder of the post steps down, the architect’s civic role is over. The man thought to be Britain’s last city architect is to step down after 40 years with the council, and will not be replaced.

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