There's a picture of the new market hall on the front page and page 7 of today's Southwark News. The Southwark News report says that it "has echoes of .. 'More London'" and I have to say I totally agree...
The problem I have with this shiny Gray glass and steel approach isn't what can be judged from an architects air brushed visualisation , but from looking at buildings that have been built like the Gray glass building in st Catherine dock which glints in the sun light and domineers the area around the moat of the tower of London, in the most distracting way
And the latest addition to more London ,which is anything but respectful to the old building in the vicinity.
I also think its clear from looking at that visualisation that the view of the top of the cathedral is caused by the height being lower Rother than the transparency of the building. Add to this that as an over all approach to Borough high st littering the street with glass infill building s is the last thing it needs, and with the baby shard and shard of glass domineering that end of the high st ,the borough market glass hall will be about as far from beeing an unusual feature of the street as it is possible to get.