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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th August 1944 Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London
16th August 1939 Born today: Carol Shelley, London, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple)
16th August 1934 Born today: John Standing, London England, actor (Edward-Lime Street)
16th August 1924 Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
16th August 1885 Born today: Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)
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...