SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT BUILDING, Edinburgh. (See comments box for story).

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Roy Pledger on December 21, 2011

Scotland’s controversial new Parliament building seems out of place being situated at the foot of Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile and opposite Holyrood Palace. It is constructed of a mixture of steel, oak and granite, being hailed as one of the most innovative designs in Britain. One of the world’s premier architects, Enric Miralles, developed a design that he said was a building ‘growing out of the land’, drawing his inspiration from the surrounding landscape, up turned boats on the sea shore and from the works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Work started in 1999 and the building was opened in 2004. The estimated cost was originally put at between £10m and £40m! The final cost of the building was a staggering £414.4 million!!

Roy Pledger on December 31, 2011

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    by Roy Pledger
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