Low ceilings reach new heights on NatWest tower (in the city of London).
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Low ceilings reach new heights on NatWest tower (in the city of London). by Neil Heayes

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Published in (London .
Written in English


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ContributionsClark and Fenn Limited.
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 26-27
Number of Pages27
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Open LibraryOL20292545M

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