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Considered one of the best examples of neo-Romanesque architecture in Britain, the Waterhouse Building has become a Londo...
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Natural History Museum

Considered one of the best examples of neo-Romanesque architecture in Britain, the Waterhouse Building has become a London landmark. Its high-spired towers soar above much of the skyline and its huge grand facade - inspired by the basalt columns at Fingal's Cave in western Scotland - is awe inspiring.

The most modern Victorian techniques were used for its construction resulting in an iron and steel framework. The framework is hidden by beautifully decorated terra cotta facades. This structure is famous for its many terra cotta features, and Waterhouse's use of terra cotta as a building material was ground breaking in Great Britain.

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