London Mayors Office

by Riyaz January. 12, 2010 3784 views

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.

Boris is the Current London Mayor

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Crisu 7 years, 7 months ago

very nice photo, i've seen you've upgraded from d80? how is the d90 comparing with the d80?

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Christine 7 years, 7 months ago

Stunning !

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Derickglobal 7 years, 7 months ago

ja som tam ešte nebol,ale je to krasne

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Lynn 7 years, 8 months ago

WOW!!!!!!!! Fabulous Roger...this is fantastic :))

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 7 years, 8 months ago

Wonderful capture - love the dramatic sky!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Pegah & Gelareh 7 years, 8 months ago

Fogholade zibast!!!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Christa 7 years, 8 months ago

A great building of modern architecture!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Pandka 7 years, 8 months ago

Imposing!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Ibrahim 7 years, 8 months ago

i see many things on it. :)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gillian 7 years, 8 months ago

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.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
David Swatton 7 years, 8 months ago

good result - I think the strong post-processing works with such a strong building

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jennye 7 years, 8 months ago

awesome shot!!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Soubhagya Sagar Behera 7 years, 8 months ago

cool! Building look awesome. It looks HDR, I think it is an HDR., but it still has its exif available! What did you do?

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Mariez 7 years, 8 months ago

Great!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Lys 7 years, 8 months ago

Nice shot and amazing building!
Comprehensive information, thanks for sharing.
Norman Foster's architecture really like is different and avant-garde.
Hugs Riyaz

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Livelovelaugh 7 years, 8 months ago

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. :)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Liz 7 years, 8 months ago

amazing building!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Ricardo 7 years, 8 months ago

That building looks very nice!!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 7 years, 8 months ago

very nice!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Aparna G 7 years, 8 months ago

Nice picture, post
yes I too noticed light around the building....gives a halo effect,
perhaps from all the reflective glasses...no?

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Tracylynn Seeger 7 years, 8 months ago

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.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jack Castelo Branco 7 years, 8 months ago

wow

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Carol 7 years, 8 months ago

W
O
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 ! ! ! !

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