Great Court, British Museum (Designed By Norman Foster)
Once the books from the British Museum were transferred to the British Library, it was possible to open up the original space of the Museum creating the largest enclosed courtyard in Europe. The central Quadrangle was cleared of all structures except the rotunda/Reading Room in the center. State-of-the-art engineering created the glazed canopy, spanning the gap between the dome of the off-center Reading Room and the courtyard facades. Support columns are hidden by the limestone skin covering the Reading Room.