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Blaming the architecture for Crossrail’s delays is moronic and superficial

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I am not an architect but I am wary of everything being made standardised and simple. Yes there is scope for this but people will remember something that is striking or different for many years ahead. A balance has to be struck between buildability and vision, and even then the two do not always oppose each other. Personally, I think the problem with Crossrail was that some people were scared to tell the truth for fear of being ousted. We need to recognise the value as well as the cost. On a related note, it is a shame that many northern transport links seem to keep being given second-place. As a "southerner" I dislike the north-south warring. London needs Crossrail but the "north" also needs better public transport.

Posted date

30 April, 2019

Posted time

12:50 pm

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