CEZARY BEDNARSKI's comments
Hmm, the politics or architecture.
If that crooked BJ is 'installed' as the PM, without our vote, we should all leave this island, let it drift away with him. The last person to jump off switches off the lights, and we stay in Europe... Just a thought before lunch...
Spot on Paul. Only last Saturday I gave a lecture on the same lines at the Gdynia Architecture days...
Wow, unbelievable, how did he get to this conclusion... Houses that feel like homes...?
Kieran, my argument is very specific and technical, but I am not at liberty to discuss it in more detail on a public forum. I am on the TfL advisory panel for this crossing.
There is not much logic on pursuing a bridge in this location. A tunnel would offer by far more rational solution in terms of functionality usability as well as cost. And the challenge would be to design the most enticing glorious green tunnel on this planet. One that can be used at all times, regardless of navigation and weather, and one that would not need 800m long ramps at both ends, this for starters... Another 'Garden Bridge' in the brew...?
Congratulations to the AJ !
Keep up this sterling work !
We must expose all crooks, pursue them, and bring them to face justice.
A useful and clear summary here - https://www.change.org/p/save-the-south-bank-from-the-garden-bridge/u/21077107?utm_medium=email&utm_source=petition_update&utm_campaign=120623&sfmc_tk=WFdyVjOp0N7LpsAqIBoWeBHjEMNLAFImqNKKKRkxgUfzjos4ZN58lamCS7mxp%2bLU&j=120623&sfmc_sub=141616740&l=32_HTML&u=23452199&mid=7259882&jb=2
Paul, over some 30 years we agreed on many issues but here we do not. Since I was brought in by the local residents ( as a bridge designer architect no less ) I stood against this project.
The process was corrupt, the impact disregarded on many levels, and the design infantile and ungainly. Comparisons to NY Hi-way were insulting intelligence as in NY it was an ingenious reuse of obsolete infrastructure.
Then as others said here I have no idea what TH was paid millions for and where the rest of my money went. I design bridges and these levels of fees look both improbable as well as obscene.
Then I live 400m from that tower and watched it burning from my roof garden. It now looks like the same social mechanisms that were trying to 'give' us a 'Garden Bridge' may have lead to the Grenfell calamity.
I fully second Ian's take on this ungainly and pointless calamity. I hope that now lawyers will get to work and at least some of our money will be recovered, and parties found guilty punished.
Sadly, parallels with the process that led to the tragedy of Grenfell Tower come to mind...