Paternoster Square column - LONDON, ENGLAND
Paternoster Square is an urban development, next to St. Paul's Cathedral in the city of London, England. The main monument in the redeveloped square is the 75 ft (23m) tall Paternoster Square Column. It is a Corinthian column of Portland stone topped by a gold leaf covered flaming copper urn, which is illuminated by fibre-optic lighting at night.
The column was designed by William Whitfield's firm Whitfield Partners. Although it looks similar to the age-old monuments around the city, it has a fairly modern usage as the plinth contains ventilation shafts for the car park hidden underneath the square.