Re: London Bridge skyscraper

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Monday 27 November 2000 9.13am
What is that amazing mad old building on Southwark Bridge Road with the hand-painted sign in Russian, Hotel Druzhba?
Thursday 30 November 2000 8.35pm
It's a listed building. The sign is left over from a film set. It was an industrial building belonging to Wilcox Manufacturing built about 1880. Jackie Power
Nik Hole
Friday 1 December 2000 11.43am
I work in the building it is ajoined to on O'Meara Street. Someone told me that the sign and Russian styling was done for the purposes of a film and never taken down again because the building is not currently in use (it is about to be gradually made usable again I think). If I see the landlord amd ask him, I will add more details. Nik
Friday 24 November 2000 1.15pm
Referring to poor 70's films as a way of arguing against something is a bit pathetic. This is what you need to improve Southwark and the surrounding areas, it will have a far greater positive impact than the Tate Modern which hasn't really increased expenditure in the area. This will create a whole new infrastructure and stop people putting down "south of the river". Get real and get out of your ivory towers !

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