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BUILDING
 
 
City Hall
Greater London Authority Headquarters
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DESIGNER
 
 
Norman Foster

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BUSINESS ENTERPRISES
 
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
United Kingdom
State
England
Region
London
County
Greater London
Town
London
Address
The Queen's Walk, More London (Tower Bridge)
 
 
Website
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Public buildings
Government buildings
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1998    
Realisation
1999 - 2002
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THE BUILDING IN CINEMA
 
Title
  How much does your building weigh, Mr. Foster?
Directed by
Norberto Lopez Amado, Carlos Carcas
Nationality
United Kingdom, Spain
Year of production
2010
Cast
Norman Foster, Tony Hunt, George Weidenfeld, Richard Rogers, Bono, Deyan Sudjic, Paul Goldberger, Carl Abbott, Alain de Botton, Anish Kapoor, Richard Serra, Anthony Caro, Richard Long, Buckminster Fuller, Ben Cowd, Cai Guo-Qiang, Ricky Burdett, Spencer de Grey, David Nelson, Narinder Sagoo, Nigel Dancey, Loretta Law, Mouzhan Madidi, Stefan Behling, Jurgen Happ, Gerard Evenden
Building's role
Appreciable
Annotations
Producer: Elena Ochoa

Executive Producer: Antonio Sanz

Writer & Narrator: Deyan Sudjic

Music: Joan Valent

Director of Photography: Valentin Alvarez
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Valentina Croci, "Nuovi scenari ecosostenibili/New Eco Sustainable Scenarios", Ottagono 167, febbraio/february 2004, pp. 142-143 (140-153)
Andrea Vosilla, "...ma si infrange l'uovo di vetro!", Il giornale dell'architettura 26, febbraio 2004, "Tecnologie e materiali" p. 17
Philip Jodidio, Architecture Now!, Taschen, Köln 2001, pp. 96-99
Steven Spier, "Foster's latest for London", Architectural record 5/1999, "Record News" p. 95
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CLIENT
 
 
CIT Markborough Properties
London Bridge Development
Greater London Authority
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AMOUNT
 
 
£ 43.000.000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
gross floor area sq.m. 45.000 (sq.ft. 185,000)
nett lettable floor area sq.m. 12.000 (sq.ft. 130.000)
Height
m. 45
Diameter
m. 45
Floors
10 aboveground
Slope
angle of glass front inclination 31 degrees
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Ove Arup and Partners
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LANDSCAPE DESIGN
 
 
Townshends
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STAFF
 
Project
Foster and Partners
Construction management
MACE
Systems
Arup & Partners
Quantity surveyor
Davis Langdon & Everest and Mott Green & Wall
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 
Town hall for the great metropolitan area.
Inaugurated from Queen Elisabetta II, 23 July 2002.
 
 
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