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City Hall is home to the Mayor of London, the London Assembly and the GLA. It is a striking rounded glass building on the south bank of the Thames alongside Tower Bridge and directly across from the Tower of London. It is a 10 storey glass office block that looks like its leaning over to one side.

It was designed by Norman Foster, cost £65million and was opened in July 2002.

City Hall was designed and built after a competition to find the best location and design and the public had a say in which one was chosen. Itís 45 metres high and has 25% less surface area than a cubed building of the same volume. The design means that its the most energy efficient shape and combined with internal features allows it to run on a quarter the energy used normally for a coventional building that size.

The 9th Floor is given over to public viewing where there is an outside balcony that runs almost 360 degrees around the building and offers great views of Tower Bridge or the Tower of London on the opposite river bank. You can see west to the dome of St Paulís Cathederal, east to Canary Wharf or to South London.

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  • Copyright: David Rees (WelshTraveller) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 112 W: 0 N: 36] (354)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-10-31
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Camera: Samsung D75
  • Exposure: f/4.9, 1/125 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-12-11 12:13
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