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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th February 1938 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)
17th February 1896 London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective
17th February 1883 A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London
17th February 1740 The end of the great frost, freezing of the Thames and a terrible Winter
Home of the GLA and London major - has its own water well.
Location: The Queens Walk, SE1 2AA
Description: The home of the Greater London Assembly and the major (currently Ken Livingston - 07/2006) City Hall is emblematic of modern thinking.
Its glassy facade represents democratic openness - but in fact looks like a massize safety helmut - it uses water from its own well; even its unusual shape is designed to reduce surface area and improve energy efficiency. What a place...