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London Mayors Office

2010.01.12
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Boris is the Current London Mayor
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City Hall in London is the headquarters of the Greater London Authority and the Mayor of London. It stands on the south bank of the River Thames, in the More London development by Tower Bridge. Designed by Norman Foster it opened in July 2002.

The building has an unusual bulbous shape, intended to reduce the building's surface area and thus improve energy efficiency. It has been compared variously to Darth Vader's helmet, a misshapen egg, a woodlouse or a motorcycle helmet.Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone referred to it as a "glass testicle". Its designers reportedly saw the building as a giant sphere hanging over the Thames, but opted for a more conventionally rooted building instead. The building has no front or back on conventional terms but derives its shape from a modified sphere.
29 Comments
curlyq60 W
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W>>>when did they start building it? It is unique ! ! !
When I lived in Newmarket we went to London many times...I loved every visit and I actually saw the Queen....It was one of the highlights of my life ! Thank you for sharing this photo ! ! ! !
curlyq60 · 2010-01-12: 11:40
JaCkYe wow
JaCkYe · 2010-01-12: 12:09
tracyseeger I haven't been to London since this went up, it's quite unique! Is this a composite photo? There seems to be a sort of halo around the building.
tracyseeger · 2010-01-12: 13:10
tagastar Nice picture, post
yes I too noticed light around the building....gives a halo effect,
perhaps from all the reflective glasses...no?
tagastar · 2010-01-12: 13:50
Ryana very nice!
Ryana · 2010-01-12: 13:52
onlyricky That building looks very nice!!
onlyricky · 2010-01-12: 14:14
elizzi amazing building!
elizzi · 2010-01-12: 17:39
livelovelaugh What an amazing looking building. It looks just like all those things you described. lol Must be so interesting on the inside. Btw, your shot is brilliant! Awesome glow and sky. :)
livelovelaugh · 2010-01-12: 19:55
LysMandala Nice shot and amazing building!
Comprehensive information, thanks for sharing.
Norman Foster's architecture really like is different and avant-garde.
Hugs Riyaz
LysMandala · 2010-01-12: 20:38
MarieZ Great!
MarieZ · 2010-01-12: 22:26
soubhagya cool! Building look awesome. It looks HDR, I think it is an HDR., but it still has its exif available! What did you do?
soubhagya · 2010-01-13: 08:46
jennye awesome shot!!
jennye · 2010-01-13: 08:56
davids good result - I think the strong post-processing works with such a strong building
davids · 2010-01-13: 12:35
busybee36 I've always wondered what this building was - I saw it from Tower Bridge when I visited a few weeks ago. I like the shape and architecture of it.
busybee36 · 2010-01-13: 15:02
????? I have my catapult ready...can you zoom in a little please :-))
(Actually, I quite like the building)
Great shot :-)
????? · 2010-01-13: 15:54
eternity65 haven't been in London for years :-( time i go back again.
Strange but interesting building. looks like its about to tip over, maybe the architect got inspired by the Pizza tower ? :-)
Great shot!!
eternity65 · 2010-01-13: 18:51
extralarge i see many things on it. :)
extralarge · 2010-01-14: 08:32
pandka Imposing!
pandka · 2010-01-14: 10:07
Unchained A great building of modern architecture!
Unchained · 2010-01-14: 13:23
photogp Fogholade zibast!!!
photogp · 2010-01-15: 13:05
girafferacing Wonderful capture - love the dramatic sky!
girafferacing · 2010-01-15: 13:47
????? nice one ! HDR ?
????? · 2010-01-15: 16:46
Stig Is this real or an artist's impression? :-)
Stig · 2010-01-16: 13:13
????? Ugly building ! but you did good job.
????? · 2010-01-18: 09:27
????? Nice HDR work !
????? · 2010-01-22: 22:03
lynnsgallery2 WOW!!!!!!!! Fabulous Roger...this is fantastic :))
lynnsgallery2 · 2010-01-22: 22:34
derickglobal ja som tam ešte nebol,ale je to krasne
derickglobal · 2010-01-23: 15:51
carmitage Stunning !
carmitage · 2010-01-26: 11:47
crisutoma very nice photo, i've seen you've upgraded from d80? how is the d90 comparing with the d80?
crisutoma · 2010-01-31: 16:34
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