I'm looking forward to seeing how a 1:1 model of an enormous tower has been squeezed into a 6.25sq m space!
Don't like the sound of the word 'subsequently' in describing the new replacement arts centre. How long will the centre not be available between closing down and re-opening? Have planning conditions not been iimposed to ensure continuity of function? Also very sad that it will lose its river frontage, which is one of its major attractions, although its original design did not make the most of it. Also disappointed at more loss of public river frontage amenity/views blocked by 9-storey apartment blocks (as has been allowed at Kew Bridge just a little further down river. However I hope and trust the River Thames Walk path will remain?
Sad to hear of Gavin's death, he and I are of the same age - I had the privilege of working closely with Dick Gilbert Scott on the London Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheatre Project back in the late 1980s during which Gavin lent his passionate support at the Public Enquiry - he was a true gent and I have much admired his contributions to the Gilbert Scott and Greek Thompson bibliography. I hadn't realised I also shared his love of Plecnik (ref Griffiths above), who I came to appreciate during 5 years in Prague, where his work on Prague Castle is delightful. He will be much missed.
Shame that it has been squeezed in to a space clearly not quite big enough for it, or alternatively it has been designed too big for the space available. The close proximity to the Victorian gothic 'mini Albert Memorial' is unfortunate - couldn't this have been handled more sensitively?
Not much shrinkage evident on these latest images!
Good to see the original building with is correctly spelled title. The illustrations of the new proposals are clearly 'out for the count'
If these images represent the best that can be done - then wisest would be to leave it as a ruin. I understood that some of the house was to be restored - why not follow the superb example of Uppark?
So, finally the Garden Bridge's big bluff has been called - way too late! Where exactly have all the funds claimed to have been raised evaporated to? What hope is there that some of it may be clawed back to pay back the poor taxpayers who have had no say in their contribution? Daylight robbery!
What never seems to have been made clear is what has happened to the £7OM that the garden Bridge Trust has confirmed has been raised? Where has it gone, in addition to the £60M taxpayers money donated? Who has been auditing this scandalous waste?
still no arch??