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Thursday 2 March 2006 7.04pm
Is it green tonight?

If so, we can see it from a colleague's sixth floor office in Westminster rising above the whole of the rest of the South Bank skyline.
Anonymous User
Thursday 2 March 2006 8.40pm
It is green, LR. Have just come past there. It was much smaller than I was expecting.
Thursday 2 March 2006 10.10pm
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.
Anonymous User
Thursday 2 March 2006 11.00pm
I like it too... I read the feature & thought how much I'd like to live in that top flat!
Thursday 2 March 2006 11.12pm
I also like it a lot! It will be nice to benorth of the river and see the barometer: to me that will mean 'nearly home'!
Friday 3 March 2006 10.07am
I walked from Waterloo to Bricklayers Arms last night and I thought the green light was a pleasant sight along the way.
Friday 3 March 2006 11.00am
I'm sure I'd like it if I lived a mile away.
Friday 3 March 2006 12.56pm
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.
Friday 3 March 2006 2.58pm
Just been down the road and noticed that one of my neighbours who's half the distance from the box as I am, who never had net curtains before, has suddenly got some.
Friday 3 March 2006 3.05pm
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.
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