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The exterior of the British Museum's world-famous Round Reading Room is exposed to view after the completion of an eight month demolition contract which has removed the now redundant library stacks which surrounded it for decades. Demolition contractor H Smiths (Engineers) removed more than 20,000m3 of rubble to clear the way for the creation of the Great Court, a new public space designed by architect Foster & Partners, that will be covered by a 6,000m2 glass and steel roof containing ...

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