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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th March 1947 Singer and pianist Elton John born today in Pinner, London.
25th March 1946 Heathrow Airport officially opened by Lord Winster, the Minister of Aviation.
25th March 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers)
25th March 1843 Brunel's Thames Tunnel is finally opened to the public.
Record Breaking Wooden House
The tallest residential timber structure in the world
Location: Colville Estate, Hackney, N1
Description: Cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels are the magic ingredient for this superb building.
An eight-storey residential project in Hackney is the location - 'Bridport House' is billed as the first time CLT has been used in the UK for the entire structure, including ground floor, of a high-rise building.
Previous CLT high-rise applications like the nine-storey Stadthaus project, also in Hackney, have featured a concrete ground floor.
The 41-apartment building, commissioned by the London Borough of Hackney, is the 'tallest residential timber structure in the world'.