Architect Director, One-world design:
Is this really the world we live in? I must be seriously out of touch. Prepare for a minor rant. Is millions of pounds being spent on a slide? Really? Some ideas are fun, its great to add joy and create attractions and on paper what a hoot. Reality is somewhat different at that cost. Imagine the historians in 200 years time looking back at this time on scientific advancement, deadly global climate change adjustment, war, terrorism, religious and political divide and then they find that the best of capitalism, the best of design and much media copy and £3,500,0000 or hard cash was dedicated to what? No, not ending issues that kill Londoners on a daily basis such as homelessness, improving air quality or making cycle or pedestrian route safer - no, none of these; we built a slide. Well done, awards and prestige all round. Or those that want a theme park can just pop to Chessington - I hear its pretty good!
Comment on: Zac backs the Garden Bridge
the odds on London having its first female mayor (probably lib-dem rather than green) must be reducing by the minute...
if you include the thousands of hours spent by 100's of architects on the initial competition this must be the most expensive small café in history
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