Firm floats 'radical' idea for Palace of Westminster replacement

Firm floats 'radical' idea for Palace of Westminster replacement

The 250m long "radical" structure, designed by architect Gensler, features an elongated glass dome built over a wooden frame, all sitting on steel platforms set in the river, about 10m away from the palace.
Designers say the building could be made in shipyards across the UK in less than three years before being floated down the river into place.
The firm says the futuristic design is inspired by the hammer-beam roof of Westminster Hall, which was commissioned by Richard II in 1393 and is one of the few remaining parts of the original medieval building.
The Grade 1 listed palace is... read more

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