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City Hall, London

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City Hall is the headquarters of the Greater London Authority (GLA), which comprises the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. It is located in Southwark, on the south bank of the River Thames near Tower Bridge. It was designed by Norman Foster and opened in July 2002, two years after the Greater London Authority was created.BackgroundFor the first two years of its existence, the Greater London Authority was based at Romney House, Marsham Street in Westminster. Meetings of the London Assembly took place at Emmanuel Centre, also on Marsham Street.City Hall was constructed at a cost of £43 million on a site formerly occupied by wharves serving the Pool of London. The building does not belong to the GLA but is leased under a 25-year rent. Despite its name, City Hall is not in and does not serve a city (as recognised by English constitutional law), which often adds to the confusion of Greater London with the City of London, which has its headquarters at Guildhall. In June 2011, Mayor Boris Johnson announced that for the duration of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the building would be called London House.
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  • Designed by Norman Foster and Partners, the Town Hall in London. 45 meters tall building of 10 floors, particularly elongated spherical form triple-glazed panels with different geometries. Located on the banks of the River Thames which together with the Tower Bridge characterize the city sky line. Eco-friendly building with mechanical and natural ventilation system. Spectacular inside the spiral ramp that wraps any interior space, giving the viewer the interesting points of view.
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  • It is a masterpiece that Norman Foster. If you like building 外senai. Beauty of the spiral staircase inside look better than the cool stuff about goose bumps. I think personally the London attractions with the Kean House staircase. Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square are good but is by far the most here. And the valet who witnessed the beginning of people responsible for facilities management, and your time, thank you for. Time was that space was was in a dream. Took me 3 hours is in place, that space as a jitter wanted. Basement dining room is reasonable, there are volumes. Enter the WiFi. When you enter the luggage through the x-ray.
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  • It is the headquarters of the Greater London Authority which comprises the Mayor of London, his official residence and the London Assembly, the building is located in Southwark, on the South Bank of the Thames near Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, two of the most important symbols of the city. Inaugurated on 23 July 2002 was designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster and became in a short time one of the new symbols of the capital of the United Kingdom. Fully glazed, was seen and thought of as a metaphor for transparency of English democracy. There are many similarities were found and the nomigloli data structure, sometimes referred to as: a helmet of a motciclista, a bulb, a great ' Onion ' or a misshapen egg. The main feature of the Interior is the 730 metre long spiral staircase that wraps around a spiral along all ten floors to the top of the building. Open to the public, allows citizens to observe the Greater London Authority during labor. Reminiscent of the Guggenheim Museum in New York and that of the coverage of the Berlin Reichstag, designed by the same Foster. high is 11 floors, including an underground; In addition to representative offices includes a gallery, reception rooms, a public library, the rooms of the Commission, the administrative offices and some restaurants. There are often periodic exhibitions on topics relating to London and life in the city. All performances are free and open to the public. At the Summit, on the top floor, we find an exhibit space and hub called ' Living Room of London ', with an observation deck that is occasionally open to the public. We got there last November with a beautiful promenade along the Thames from Millennium Bridge. We had already climbed some time ago. This time we have limited ourselves to watch it from the outside. Photos of the exterior are by November, those few months before indoor
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  • Exuding authority and the nexus of the "More London" development on the Southbank this controversial and distinct building could do with a squirt of glass cleaner. The animated and vibrant environs are spacious and attractive.
  • The "residence" of Mayor of London, it's not only an office but a piece of modern architecture. The structure is beautiful inside and outside, well balance building, well worth seeing. Sometimes it does open, its doors to the public, so when it does go and see it.
  • Interesting building - visited during Open House London. The cafe offers good food at reasonable prices too.
  • Good coffee and so more as incredible like my thinking.
  • Love the architecture and the view from the top is pretty good too!