So at this point the paragraph of interest -
from Crichton's 'State of Fear' -
"He nodded, to get her out of the office. He looked out the window.
Mallory's office had a spectacular view of the Thames, and the Tower Bridge
off to the left. The bridge had been repainted baby blue and white (was that
traditional or just a bad idea?), but to see it always made him feel good.