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The last of 593 temporary props have been removed from beneath the British Museum's new Great Court roof in London. The £97.9 million scheme will turn the museum's inner court yard, with the Reading Room at its heart, into the largest covered public square in Europe. The 478-tonne steel structure was installed by Austrian contractor Waagner Biro, and overseen by architect Foster and Partners and engineer Buro Happold.

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