London Fact: BT Tower, former known as The Post Office Tower, is the only building in the UK that is legally allowed to be evacuated using its elevators and it took an Act of Parliament for this to be approved. Standing 177 metres (581 ft) tall, BT Tower has 37 floors but […]Read more ›
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London Fact: This time last year, George Lucas and Lucasfilm Ltd. turned London’s BT Tower into the world’s largest lightsaber! What came first: BT Tower or George Lucas’ lightsaber design? It’s a classic chicken and egg scenario… Okay, it’s not. BT Tower opened 12-years before Star wars hit the silver […]Read more ›
Olympic Fact: The Velodrome’s roof is made from 10 miles of steel cable. Laid out in a line, that’s twice the height of Mount Everest. OR in London distances, that’s the equivalent of walking from the Olympic Stadium in east London to Kensington Palace and Hyde Park in the west […]Read more ›
London’s skyline has a new landmark and it looks gorgeous. The Shard is London’s tallest skyscraper and at 1,016 feet tall, Europe’s tallest building. Standing nearly twice the height of St. Paul’s Cathedral, the 95 story tall building reminds me of Chicago and its phenomenal skyline reaching towards the clouds. […]Read more ›
Clapham: What used to be one of London’s dodgier parts of town quickly became one of the city’s trendiest spots for young professionals. While this information may not be new or ground breaking, the area’s newest building – The Library Building – should catch your attention. Excited to explore the […]Read more ›
Architecture is one of my biggest interests and by no means of the imagination am I an expert. However, the idea of a new building or area to explore is incredibly exciting. One of the most unique structures I’ve come across in London is the shopping mall Boxpark in Shoreditch. […]Read more ›