Building London’s Houses of Parliament helped create clean-air laws

Posted by on January 12, 2017 3:08 pm
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Britain’s dazzling Houses of Parliament building, constructed from 1840 until 1870, is an international icon. But the building’s greatest legacy may be something politicians and tourists don’t think about much: the clean air around it. That’s the implication of newly published research by an architectural historian who through original archival work has reconstructed a piece of history lost in the haze of time.

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