KM wrote:unlike unsuccessful theatrical productions, can be dumped after a few years.
kmitchell wrote:I live smack dab in the middle of all this development in the vicinity and I can't wait for it to start. There's the extension to the Tate, which will be brilliant; the tower on the other side of Blackfriars Rd - great; more towers at the back of Bankside Lofts - fantastic; the eventual extension of Tate Modern 3 - wonderful; plus the development of what will be Tate Square behind the museum; on top of all that, that utilitarian monster in Hopton St should be dust when Blackfriars Station is extended over the river. It will be loud and dusty and horrible for awhile. I don't care. It's call a city. It doesn't exist in the past. It changes. Check out Peter Ackroyd's wonderful book and documentary. London at its best is a living, breathing entity. This new building - which is just fine - will be the first step to wiping away the most miserable, ugly stretch of redundant old brick in south london. I'm astounded anyone wants to keep it.
kmitchell wrote:Just another thought: In 10 years time - probably less - this whole area will be the most exciting in London, from London Bridge Station, down Southwark Street, down Blackfriars Road, through St George's Circus, to E and C. And, when it's done and dusted, we will wonder what the fuss was all about. Nobody's going to remember these rotting rat-traps. Bring on the bulldozers.
Great Portland Estates Interim Management Statement wrote:At Blackfriars Road, SE1 we have executed a surrender arrangement with the current tenant to allow construction work to commence in January 2008, one year earlier than previously reported...
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