I am currently in favour of the proposal for the London Bridge Tower to be based on St Thomas Street/London Bridge Station.
I feel strongly that, at present, London is lacking an awe-inspiring, modern landmark for the 21st century, and what could be a more fitting proposal than this?
Soaring to just over 1,000ft, the building will be a fantastic and more than welcome addition to the London skyline (which is gradually improving). It will also place London in the top 20 (at least) in terms of the world's tallest skyscrapers attracting vast attention all around the world.
London Bridge Tower will become a great iconic skyscraper and will, more than likely, be featured on many London tourist guides and postcards.
Looking beyond the size of the building and what will contain London's highest observation deck, the building will offer a massive boost not only to tourism in Southwark but tourism in London as a whole, and will apparently be earmarked as a 'must-see' on London's favourite sight-seeing tours and maps.
This incredible building will boast new jobs for the Southwark area and provide a great influx of wealth and regeneration. This impact, along with the increase in tourism, will create the knock-on effect of a boom in the British economy, reducing any longterm fears of a recession.
I wish the developers and all who are behind this project the best of luck with the inquiry and hope to see the go-ahead from deputy prime minister John Prescott very soon.
Christopher James Davis, Shirley, Croydon