peter kelly's comments
I fear that after a few iterations this will become a regular, indoor shopping centre with a few pot plants and a Westfield-like roof. But it looks great at the moment.
This project has wrecked the continuity and character of Tottenham High Road. But I guess that's the price we had to pay in exchange for this huge investment.
The inside views, particularly the lift landing, remind me of the frighteningly sterile futuristic human testing facilities from the computer game Portal.
Bellinzona already seems to have more bridges than central London.
It will probably cheer the place up and raise property values in the short term - everyone wants to live in a Spanish resort after all. But it's a pity this seems to be the only way available.
Did I fall asleep and wake up in the 1960s? What's this nightmare of an idea even doing in 'the news'? Does every horrible suggestion accompanied by a shiny CGI deserve to be heard? The answer to the problem of this street is not to maintain and elevate the traffic while burying the people under its miserable shadow. The answer is to get rid of the traffic. No bus spotter or 'iconic' taxi fancier is going to convince London otherwise.
Those poor school students do look a bit generic don't they.
Nice building, but a shame to lose the two characterful 19th century ones on the site. Also, there are still glimpses to be had from Pentonville Road over the existing rooftops towards St. Pancras clock tower. I hope that the additional height of this building doesn't interrupt those iconic views.
It would be nice to have a few shots of this building in context.
Oh. Because London doesn't already light every single one of its landmarks at night. Maybe the best lighting strategy would be to switch off the lights ?