Between 1975 and 2011:
- Most of the grass that can be seen in the first photo has been
covered by new developments:
- on the left: an extension to the John Lewis Store
- on the right: new offices, and (hidden in this view)
beyond them, the new OMNI cinema complex.
- The roundabout at the top of Broughton Street remains, though it
is mostly hidden by the John Lewis extension in the second photo.
In the first photo the 'kinetic sculpture', can be seen in the middle
of this roundabout. It was designed to glow in different colours
that changed with the wind, but it only worked for short periods.
There are now proposals to possibly build a new hotel where this
roundabout stands, as part of the plans to redevelop the St James Centre.