How the roof is supported by the existing structures

Spanning the British Museum’s central Great Court and encircling the grade I-listed Reading Room with a delicate steel and glass roof was an immense challenge for the project’s engineer, Buro Happold. Not only did the weight of the roof have to be carried by the surrounding listed buildings without damaging ...

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