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MI5 Headquarters

Saga James Bond
Movie Spectre Sam Mendes (2015)
MI6 is to be absorbed into MI5, hence the construction of a new headquarters for Homeland Security.
City Hall London
City Hall London. Photo credit: Fantrippers

“And now we know what C stands for. ‘Careless.'”

M (Ralph Fiennes)

MI6 and MI5 are about to merge. After the attack on MI6, the headquarters had to be demolished to make way for the new building built opposite.

C (Andrew Scott) is in charge of this merger. He believes that Section 00 can be replaced by drones and therefore there is no justification for the existence of this service.

But that was before he knew that C was linked to the SPECTRE organization, which specializes in counter-espionage and crime. With the help of his team, M manages to foil C’s plans.

If on the screen we can see the building in front of MI6, it does not exist. The interior scenes were shot at the City Hall in London.

2014

Hacking, espionage, it’s not all fiction. In December 2014, Sony suffered a cyber-attack and several documents were leaked, including the Spectre script. EON Productions had to modify a few crucial elements in order to prepare for any eventuality.

Scene at MI5 headquarters in Spectre
Scene at MI5 headquarters in Spectre. Photo credit: EON Productions, MGM, Columbia Pictures and Danjaq
Scene at MI5 headquarters in Spectre
Scene at MI5 headquarters in Spectre. Photo credit: EON Productions, MGM, Columbia Pictures and Danjaq
Scene at MI5 headquarters in Spectre
Scene at MI5 headquarters in Spectre. Photo credit: EON Productions, MGM, Columbia Pictures and Danjaq
Scene at MI5 headquarters in Spectre
Scene at MI5 headquarters in Spectre. Photo credit: EON Productions, MGM, Columbia Pictures and Danjaq
Scene at MI5 headquarters in Spectre
Scene at MI5 headquarters in Spectre. Photo credit: EON Productions, MGM, Columbia Pictures and Danjaq

City Hall

Built in 2002, London’s City Hall is not always popular. It is however a real ecological jewel.

Regularly compared to a helmet, Darth Vader’s or Daft Punk’s, to an egg or a woodlouse, the building is sometimes criticized more openly as the former mayor Ken Livingstone, calling it a “glass testicle”.

Yet the building, which owes its original shape to its architect Norman Foster, is eco-responsible. Its shape allows it to capture the sun’s rays and uses cold water from the ground to ventilate itself. After being used for ventilation, this same water is injected into the toilet flushes. In the offices, the heat released by the computers and lights is recycled.

And since 2007, solar panels complete the energy gain. The result is that for a building of the same size, London City Hall consumes only a quarter of the energy.

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By Damien Duarte

Friday, September 24, 2021

Passionné par la culture pop depuis son enfance, ses références vont de Donald Duck à Batman en passant par Marty McFly. Fantripper dans l'âme, voyager sur les traces de Ghostbusters, James Bond ou des héros de romans comme Cotton Malone fait partie d'un séjour idéal et réussi !

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