The central quadrangle of the British Museum in London was redeveloped during the late 1990s to a design by Foster and Partners to become the Queen Elizabeth II Great Court, commonly referred to simply as the Great Court. It was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000. The court has a tessellated glass roof designed by Buro Happold covering the entire court and surrounds the original circular British Museum Reading Room in the centre, now a museum. It is the largest covered square in Europe, bigger than a football field. The glass and steel roof is made up of 4878 unique steel members connected at 1566 unique nodes and 1,656 pairs of glass windowpanes making up 6100m2 of glazing each of a unique shape because of the undulating nature of the roof. (Wikipedia)
Handheld HDR stitch comprised of 39 images from Canon EOS 400D.
London, England. Dec. 2008. (2582 views as of May 19 2012)
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