National Geographic : 1915 Sep
kOiI PARLIAMENT SQUARE FROM N IW PUBLIC OFFICES : LONDON The new Palace of Westminster, together with Westminster Hall, forms a single pile of buildings erected since 1840 and covering eight acres. It contains eleven courts, one hundred staircases, and eleven hundred apartments. It has cost inall about $15,ooo,ooo. The exterior stone is gradually crumbling, and the basement rooms are said to be lower than the Thames River at hightide.