> Professor Andrew Watkins of the University of East
> Anglia was interviewed on Newsnight recently.
> According to the Royal Institute of Chartered
> Surveyors, Professor Watkins said:
> "The best projections at the moment are that by
> the end of the millennium we are looking at
> something like a ten metre sea-level rise.
> "That is going to mean that areas in London are
> not going to be viable anymore and we are going to
> have to look at relocation of buildings in the
> centre of London."
The original Fosters design for the GLA showed a moat linked to the Thames around the base of City Hall. It had to be pointed out that all the waffle about the glass building symbolising 'open democracy' didn't do much good if it also looked like the politicians could pull up a drawbridge to keep out the plebs! Perhaps Foster was thinking more long-term than we realised at the time ;-)