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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th January 1906 Born today: Diana Winyard, London, actress (Cavalcade)
16th January 1794 Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline and Fall), dies in London at 56
16th January 1759 British Museum opens in London
Disconcerting modernist building by architect David Adjaye.
Location: Whitby Street, Shoreditch, London
Description: This distinctive building is a residential house for artists Sue Webster and Tim Noble designed by renowned architect David Adjaye in 2001.
It's an old building underneath, made of painted black brick and looks tough and urban. However, on the very top of the building, there sits a very elegant rooftop gallery made of glass.