Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

December 12, 2019

City Hall

London, England


If you think municipal buildings in Canada are boring, you're right. This is what the Greater London Authority selected as its new city hall, home to the mayor's office and the elected assembly. The building's bulbous shape was conceived to reduce its surface area and as a result improve energy efficiency. It was designed by Sir Norman Foster, the man behind the Reichstag Dome in Berlin and the "Gherkin" office tower in London. Never ones to mince words, the city's previous and current mayors have both referred to it, in various terms, as a glass testicle.