Is this the latest updated rendering? It now shows the bridge as high as the cornice level of buildings in the Temple! Utterly monstrous and would completely destroy views downriver from Waterloo Bridge. No wonder they only ever show this view from an imaginary elevated position - from the banks you'd only see the flabby, overblown understructure of this massive eyesore.
This is a beautiful, elegant understated scheme that has my admiration.
But the proliferation of huge glassy rear extensions is causing light pollution for those whose bedrooms are at the back of the house, ie most of us who live in terraces.
There's three now behind my place, all occupied by rich people who seemingly don't care about their electricity bills, and who go to bed leaving lights on. Try sleeping with that, in summer when you don't really want curtains and blinds tightly drawn.
We need regulations to require blinds or shutters over huge glass expanses like this.
Winner of the "most unlikely to succeed" award 2016.
I wouldn't have believed this even in 1956. Grow up.