Ever since London hosted the Olympics in 2012 there has been a gargantuan addition to the city’s skyline. The ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower is the largest piece of public art in Britain, and it has now been given a seriously inspired update. Called “The Slide,” it is quite literally a slide that will be the tallest […]
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Big Ben will fall silent for several months while the iconic London clock tower next to the Houses of Parliament undergoes "desperately" needed repairs next year, officials said on Tuesday. The bell, whose chimes feature on British radio broadcasts, will be silenced as part of the £29 million (37 million euros, $42 million) repairs. Show More Summary
Some visitors to the Tower of London are very unhappy with one particular historic item on display there: the Queen Mother’s royal crown. Tourists from India and Pakistan are known to hiss as they pass it because the crown contains a 105.6-carat diamond called Koh-i-Noor, whose name means “mountain of light,” CNN reported. Show More Summary
A wooden skyscraper for London? Yes! Architects are hailing the material as the new steel, feting the arrival of the so-called timber age. To a layperson like us, a timber tower in a metropolis sounds exotic. Why wood? The team of architects made up of PLP, Smith and Wallwork, and Cambridge University’s Centre for Natural […]
Monday's ugly little sister. What fragrance are you wearing? I'm wearing Hermès L'Ambre des Merveilles. Tea at the moment is Harney's Tower of London. Reminder: on 4/22 we're doing What's in a name, part 2...
On this date in 1558, Protestant Cuthbert Simson or Simpson was burned at Smithfield — having withstood harrowing torture in the Tower of London. As deacon of a secret congregation during the reign of the Catholic Queen Mary, Simson bore the dangerous responsibility of keeping membership rolls. When he was arrested as a heretic and […]
20 Fenchurch Street, otherwise known as the "Walkie Talkie" building, has finally leased all of its space, according to the Evening Standard. The Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI) will be taking over the last remaining...Show More Summary
Timber construction is on the rise. Following tall timber projects slated for Vancouver, Paris and London, Sou Fujimoto Architects and Laisné Roussel have proposed a new tall timber development for Bordeaux, France. Dubbed Canopia, it...Show More Summary
[...] when Timelooper cofounder Andrew Feinberg visits the Tower of London, a historic castle on the banks of London's Thames River, he doesn't queue up with hordes of tourists to catch a glimpse of the royal family's crown jewels. The...Show More Summary
This week, we warned you all of the “brief periods of loud engine noise” that would echo through London due to “an American Mustang” drifting around Tower Bridge on March 12. One of our Jalopnik readers went out and braved the noise, only to find Ken Block taking new Top Gear host Matt LeBlanc for a spin. Read more...
According to British Prime Minister's Office, Britain's chief of the defense staff has been appointed as the next constable of the Tower of London.
“Painters are outraged that Anish Kapoor, the British sculptor who designed the blood-red Orbit tower for the London Olympics, has exclusive rights to the artistic use of this revolutionary new colour. NanoSystems has confirmed that he alone can paint it Vantablack.”
A new skyscraper in Bangkok, Thailand, is wrapped in a spiralling pixelated ribbon that gives the sense of the building being unfinished, a little like the frayed top of the Shard in London. The MahaNakhon is the Thai capital's tallest...Show More Summary
There's a diva, a secret pub, and some unusual snacks.
Female spies were not unheard of in 17th century Europe. In fact, espionage by women was occasionally seen as preferable because it was less expected and—if caught—a woman’s punishment (a few months in the Tower of London, maybe) was less drastic than a man’s (death by hanging). Read more...
Swiss Re Tower ("The Gherkin") City of London, May, 2014
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced a package of measures to improve local air quality, including a no-idling scheme on Tower Bridge and other projects across the Capital. From today drivers using Tower Bridge will be encouraged to stop idling and switch their engines off when the bridge is opening, prompted by new road […]
Suzi Digby and Ora Singers Byrd, Esenvalds, Panufnik, Pott, L'Estrange, Park, Bray; Ora Singers, Suzi Digby; Church of St Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Feb 9 2016 Star rating: 4.0 Impressive launch of a new choir with programme spanning 16th and 21st century including seven world premieres. Show More Summary
Posters created by the Skyline Campaign in opposition of the Paddington development scheme. Renzo Piano has had quite a year, with the high-profile opening of the Whitney Museum and inclusion in the final round of firms submitting for the...