Wednesday 31 March 2004 5.52pm
The Island Block extension was designed with a pioneering computer controlled set of exterior sunblinds, which extended out from each layer of the building. The mechanism of the blinds was not terribly reliable. IIRC they were a very 1970s shade of orange.
There are some drawings and photos in the Survey of London's "Monograph 17" on County Hall
published in 1991, which should be held by major reference libraies.
I think if you use this link
to buy it, the site editor of SE1 gets commission!
However, it appears to be cheaper from English Heritage
Post edited (31 Mar 04 17:52)