I LOVE the barometer beacon . It is a welcome addition to my skyline view. Alongside St. Pauls, tonights green cube (obviously low pressure!) looks very calming and welcoming (does that sound weird?). Not sure if I would want to live on the top flat (see link) for it to be flooded with various colours 24hrs a day! This could of course save on your lighting bill, having paid £595,000 for the pleasure.
i agree with Jo, i live a fair distance away, and can see it from my window, and it's not intrusive, sits well next to the other towers i can see, tower 42, gherkin, Tate modern one side, and Canary warfe the other, it's just such a shame that i can't see tower bridge as well.
if i lived as near as Jo, i'd probably be objecting as much as she is.
Mickey, thanks for the reply - I couldn't see the box from northside London Bridge but it is clearly visible from the Millenium Bridge.
The reason I was interested is that Berkeley Homes apparently stated in some of their correspondence about the light barometer with the council, that it wouldn't have a significant local impact, being too high up and otherwise obscured by buildings when viewed from ground level - but rather was designed to impact on a 1 to 2 mile radius from the development and draw attention to the wonders that are SE1 (heavy paraphrase there).
Jo, I'm conscious that you and your neighbours probably take a different view. On a side note, was it my imagination or was it still on full blast at 9:30pm last night ? I thought it was supposed to decrease in intensity over time ?
Edited 2 times. Last edit at 3 March 2006 3.06pm by Siduhe.