I know that glass technology has come a long way, but I think this city is starting to get a bit TOO glassy. I hate to think of what will happen if there's any kind of terrorist attack. Well, at least there must be lots of work for window cleaners.
I think we'er ODing on glass and steel infill and general building in historic areas.
It's a CABE New Labour rut .
I Like the idea of the Market occupying the building on that site ,but that doesn't mean the building cant use any other materials .
And this new design doesn't alter one iota the impact of the viaduct on the market side.
this may be of interest - particularly the line about only the north section being undertaken, which will 'avoid redevelopment around Borough Market and Southwark Cathedral. Can one believe at least something one reads in the papers?
It was my understanding that the Northern section would be completed before 2012 (thats the bit excluding the London Bridge area) with the Southern developments still going ahead but after 2012. This still means that there will be an increase in train paths in time for 2012.
It seems to me that that by delaying the Borough market aspect of Themes link the government has been seen to be giving transport improvements the go ahead while the delay must leave the door open for
Possible revaluations of the Borough market phase by the time 2013 comes around.
I also think they should improve the design for Blackfriers station before 2009.
That's a bit sneaky they don't include the announcement about starting widening the viaduct through Borough market at the end of next year in the main announcement. So it doesn't feature in the news programmes.
Oh well at least it will be in keeping with the colour of the Floral hall.