Pictures of Tower Bridge under construction

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Tuesday 29 November 2011 4.19pm
Tuesday 29 November 2011 4.55pm
Wow - great link!

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Tuesday 29 November 2011 5.24pm
they are really great pictures - fascinating. We're fortunate nimbyism didn't exist then...what would the BVAG equivalent have said? Must have ruined the views of the Tower of London from the south....
Tuesday 29 November 2011 5.58pm
I doubt Tower Bridge would get planning consent today:

1. insufficient social housing;

2. Disneyworld faux-Gothic;

3. obstructs the view of the Tower Hotel.

But it has the magic ingredient - panache.

Tuesday 29 November 2011 9.22pm
Brilliant, bring them on
Tuesday 29 November 2011 10.04pm
'Panache?'

'Yeah, it means flamboyance.'

'Mm. I know what it means.'

'Really? I had to look it up.'



A magic ingredient? The design intent of Tower Bridge was that it should complement The Tower of London. In it's day, TB was an ostentatious, audacious construction, which doesn't automatically make for an attractive result.


For the modern equivalent look no further than the Shard.
Wednesday 30 November 2011 12.42am
spartacus wrote:
'Panache?'
'Yeah, it means flamboyance.'
'Mm. I know what it means.'
'Really? I had to look it up.'

A magic ingredient? The design intent of Tower Bridge was that it should complement The Tower of London. In it's day, TB was an ostentatious, audacious construction, which doesn't automatically make for an attractive result.
For the modern equivalent look no further than the Shard.

Quoting In the line of fire is surely a first!
Wednesday 30 November 2011 3.02am
marcusm wrote:
spartacus wrote:
'Panache?'
'Yeah, it means flamboyance.'
'Mm. I know what it means.'
'Really? I had to look it up.'

A magic ingredient? The design intent of Tower Bridge was that it should complement The Tower of London. In it's day, TB was an ostentatious, audacious construction, which doesn't automatically make for an attractive result.
For the modern equivalent look no further than the Shard.

Quoting In the line of fire is surely a first!

'Ostentatious, audacious construction?'
'Yeah, it means showy, daring building.'
'Mm. I know what it means.'
'Really? I had to look it up in a Latin dictionary.'

With 'panache' I was remembering Cyrano rather than Clint.

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