In this ground breaking series architect Ptolemy Dean sketches great views that are threatened by dramatic change: from new developments, from the wrecking ball, and from over-ambitious building schemes. In order to preserve some of these views Ptolemy will suspend himself off a builders' crane, head out to sea on a perilously swaying boat and perch on half-finished development sites. He will be armed with his drawing pad and pencil as he captures these extraordinary views for one last time.
Sheffield Ptolemy takes his sketchbook to Sheffield to record the final days of the city's iconic cooling towers before their demolition. Brighton Architect Ptolemy heads to the south coast to capture an historic view about to undergo a radical change. London Ptolemy whips out his sketchbook to record a historic moment in the life of London's ultimate landmark-St Paul's Cathedral. Edinburgh As an ever progressing city, Ptolemy wants to explore the potential effect of massive development on the historic views which make Scotland's capital a World Heritage Site. Liverpool Ptolemy takes his sketchbook out to capture views of the landmark Liver Building, as he explores how the city is being affected by new developments.