Admiralty Arch

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Admiralty Arch, seen from the northeast
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Admiralty Arch, seen from the northeast

Admiralty Arch is a large office building in London which incorporates an archway providing road and pedestrian access between The Mall, which extends to the southwest, and Trafalgar Square to its northeast.

It was commissioned by King Edward VII in memory of his mother Queen Victoria, although he didn't live to see its completion. A large Latin inscription along the top reads "ANNO DECIMO EDWARDI SEPTIMI REGIS VICTORIĘ REGINĘ CIVES GRATISSIMI MDCCCCX" which means "In the tenth year of King Edward VII, to Queen Victoria, from most grateful citizens, 1910."

It was designed by Sir Aston Webb.

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