Re(8):London Bridge skyscraper

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David Atkinson
Monday 5 February 2001 1.15pm
A recent 'inSE1' article implied that Tower Bridge would be outside the proposed congestion charging zone. Are any detailed plans available as to where the boundary will be? Also, the bridge is busy enough, surely it should be within the zone?
Monday 5 February 2001 1.24pm
See for a map of the proposed zone. Jim.
David Atkinson
Monday 5 February 2001 5.13pm
Thanks for the link - pity the resolution is too low to tell exactly where the boundary lies (i.e. is Tower Bridge in or out?).
Tuesday 6 February 2001 11.01am
A better map and more information are available from and . (Thanks to the GLA web manager.)
Thursday 8 February 2001 12.18pm
According to the SE1 home page it's outside the boundary - which I find pretty shocking - the traffic in Tower bridge road is horrendous, massively worse in rush hour in recent months (due to Duke st Hill closure from Borough High St?)It's hard to imagine traffic getting any worse on that road, but it surely would if they leave it out of the charging zone! I think the Corp of london have the right idea - closing except for pedestrians/cyclists (but then, I am a cyclist!)Probably shoudd let a few buses, through, too! Tourists will still flock there from London Bridge via 'More London' or whatever it is, or Tower Hill.
Monday 4 December 2000 1.06pm
I think most people would agree that London is running out of space, in terms of developers being able to find sites for both corporate and urban developments, so to my mind - and Mayor Ken's, the only option for utilizing what little land is available is to build higher density structures - i.e. skyscrapers, in order to meet demand. The problem is that people don't want to face these facts. OK, a building such as that proposed for London Bridge will dominate the skyline, and many will bemoan it for this reason. But unless higher density developments are approved and built, corporations will look to other countries to meet their space requirements, and the UK economy will lose out. And as more skyscrapers are built, so they will become an accepted, even loved part of the london cityscape. I mean how many people would say the Crystler building was ugly?

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