Zaha Hadid building

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Friday 21 July 2006 6.30am
Saw with delight the Zaha Hadid design for Southwark Street. It's smashing. What does everyone else think?

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Friday 21 July 2006 8.30am
It's a bit stark isn't it? I preferred the original.
Friday 21 July 2006 8.51am
What 'original'? Has she had to revise the design that won the competition so it's more 'buildable' or have the planners intervened...
Friday 21 July 2006 8.53am
ah ha, question answered!
Note to self - read the news section BEFORE posting.....
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Friday 21 July 2006 9.27am
More glass... what a joy
Friday 21 July 2006 9.30am
The shiny bits are stainless steel, not glass.

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Friday 21 July 2006 9.56am
I like it, not just another slab of glass or concrete. I'd like it even if I didn't like it if you see what I mean, just for being something that looks a bit of an effort's gone into it.
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Friday 21 July 2006 10.10am
I don't like it - no matter what it's made of though I take your point about the effort.
Friday 21 July 2006 10.34am
I think it is a bold and potentially beautiful statement. I'm just a little concerned that all that glass and stainless steel will blind drivers going East on Soutwark Street when the sun is low in the sky.
Friday 21 July 2006 10.58am
I am just wondering if it will age gracefully...Can it be regularly cleaned up? I am afraid the shiny bits will quickly become dirty and the building will lose its overall mirror appearance.
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