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Regarding buildings as events in time can avoid unnecessary wrecks


I think that the notion that 'The fate of the garden bridge was the result of factors which had nothing to do with aesthetic appearance' might be rather wide of the mark, because - despite perhaps being overshadowed by the major issues of; A - misuse of public funds to support a semi-private venture B - apparent lack of planning controls appropriate to the location and environmental impact of the project C - abuse of process in the design and construction procurement D - gross abuse of the statutory role of Transport for London - the Heatherwick / Arup design would (I think) have been nowhere near as elegant in reality as the hype would have people believe. Just now Heatherwick seems to be getting generally favorable reviews for his art gallery converted from grain silos in Capetown, and it can't be long before what he's done to the London King's Cross Coal Drops is up for comment, but only time will tell whether his work is seen as notable for its quality, or just its oddity.

Posted date

23 September, 2017

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8:31 pm


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