Tuesday 31 October 2006 11.10pm
do you know why they did not go ahead with it?
I think I've now got the chronology straight - Peabody held an ideas competition back in 1995-96, but the suggested site was St Pauls Steps.
Once Tate Modern
got the go-ahead this became the site of another competition (sponsored by the FT)for a footbridge that might actually get built. The result was Arup, Foster and Caro's "blade of light" design for the Millennium (aka Wobbly) Bridge.
Susequently Peabody have been looked at building an inhabited bridge over the River Lea - I think they may have lost the site because it was needed for the Olympic Park designs???