Friday 13 February 2004 10.49pm
No Im not American I just have bad spelling,
The first thing to be said about my website is that I haven't actually put any pictures of the gray paintwork I was talking about on it yet ,and I don't know when that large picture of the portico in Covent Garden without the roof was taken,
The pictures are of the basic construction work,it did go through a slightly creamy looking faze at one piont which would be ok but a bit boring for Borough Market
I dont necessarily think it should be painted exactly as it was in Covent Garden,but the colouration wile Covent Garden was activly a vegetable market is a good guideline.and as I remember at the time it was dismantled it looked beautiful
A trendy architectural firm called Stephen Donald architects where asked to provide a consultation on the recolouration of the building.and have mind numbingly decided that it should be painted gray.
.I do think it should be made to look as good as possible ,and corporate gray is the worst possible option ,
If they want to be boring ,(and I dont think thats a good idea) they should paint it cream or white
Gray is worse than boring its proactivly dull.
It just looks like weather sealant or undercoat
And as there are so many grey office buildings going up (which are only colourles as an economy measure)do we really need to paint once colourful historic buildings gray as well .
Its just not goood enough for the now officially best market in the UK ,and a building of that stature
And of course if Themes link goes ahead (and it should be re routed through the elephant and castle ) ,they will make that grey and say, its in keeping with the Floral Hall isen't it,