Floating replacement for Westminster proposed by design firm
A quirky replacement has been proposed for when the Palace of Westminster closes for major refurbishment - and it would be on the River Thames.
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... read more
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