Assembling steel frame JLP01_11_63516_05
Stakis London Metropole Hotel, Edgware Road, City of Westminster, Greater London. A view from the base of a large crane during the construction of the steel frame of the extension to the Stakis Metropole Hotel, London.
Six plate girders weigh 82 tonnes each and span 26 metres to form the ceiling of the upper ballroom and provide support for 363 bedrooms on nine floors above. The size of the crane required to lift the girders into place meant road closures were needed. Laing liaised with a number of agencies including the Traffic and Abnormal Loads Police and the Paddington Basin Construction Impact Team and the installation proceeded with minimal disruption to traffic
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St Marys Church, Studley Royal K021715
ST MARY'S CHURCH, Studley Royal, North Yorkshire. Interior view showing painted wall decoration illuminated by light from stained glass window. Gothic Revival
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Church, Colourful, Decorative, Painting, Religion, Victorian, Wall, Window