Christopher Wren's great fire Monument in the City of London is to be
by this bizarre, pleated accordion mirror-building
which will leave only the tip of the Monument visible, serving as part of a giant sundial. Looks like none of the Monument will be visible from the street, though, which would mean that you'd need permission from whichever nameless developer owns the building in order to view it, photograph it, etc. I take it back -- on closer inspection, the Monument is in front of the building, not inside it
Architect Ken Shuttleworth has obtained planning permission for a building resembling an accordion which will fold around the City square where the Monument has stood since 1677.
There will be a roof garden that will form a giant sundial, with Wren's 202ft column acting as the gnomon, the pillar which creates a shadow on the dial, indicating the time across the landscaping.
President Trump slips into bliss with his pals Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sis. Here’s the “real” story: Trump attended the opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology on Sunday alongside his host, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, reported the […]
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