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LESS IS MORE: A dramatically revised design for the £40M Greater London Authority headquarters was submitted by developer CIT Group for detailed planning approval last week. Compared to the original competition- winning scheme by architect Foster & Partners and structural engineer Ove Arup, the new GLA building is shorter, deeper, and has a smaller glazed 'prism' enclosing its

assembly chamber. The 10-storey structure will be supported by a central monolithic reinforced concrete column housing lifts and services. Floors will be cantilevered. Additional structural support for the river facade of the building will come from a lattice of steel columns.

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