It's only right that they keep the building. It's a part of TfL's heritage after all. I would love to tour it someday though. What was it like being on the roof gardens? Is it very high up?
You get a good view of central london, but being practically next to new scotland yard, you were not allowed to take pictures in that direction.
That's understandable I guess. The view from the roof looked good on the photos. I bet you see a lot. I'd just be worried that I would find it too high to look down as I'm not good with heights, but I doubt it's as high as some of the US skyscrapers.
I'd just be worried that I would find it too high to look down as I'm not good with heights...
I have a similar kind of fear, it's not a fear of heights though, it's a fear of falling. I can quite happily walk across a glass floor, Go Ape (once I'm satisfied that I actually am attached), or look down the centre of a twelve story stairwell. However if there is a real possibility of falling any more than 20' (such as the edge of a quay, even with water below) then there's no way you'll find me near the edge. Unlike most 'fears' this isn't a 'phobia'. A 'phobia' is an irrational fear or something and my fear is the very rational fear of plummeting to my certain doom!
Post by norbitonflyer on Oct 22, 2017 22:40:21 GMT
There are plenty of places with "New" in their name which are actually very old - the New Forest, Newcastle, etc. "New" College Oxford is over 600 years old and the sixth-oldest of the 40-odd that make up the University. It acquired its name because it was the second to be dedicated to St Mary (the first is now called Oriel College).
That was the second New Scotland Yard. The new New Scotland Yard is the Curtis Green Building on the Embankment, originally built as an annex to the first New Scotland Yard (the main building of which was the Norman Shaw Building, now used as parliamentary offices). The original "Scotland Yard" was at the other end of Whitehall. The street from which it took its name is supposed to have been named after the embassy that was there (prior to the Act of Union in 1707).