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London Low Line contest finalists’ designs revealed

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This idea could do with further explanation, because - unlike projects for the 'greening' of pedestrian routes along disused railway viaducts - the railway here is still very much in use, and the landscaping would be at ground level to either side. This presumably involves streets and 'backland' in multiple ownership, and doesn't this make it far more complex and challenging than other 'on viaduct' schemes? There's also the issue of the market value of the arch spaces, where the railway infrastructure body has come in for sharp criticism recently for moving to maximise the rental income from often low-cost business tenants. Should the 'Lowline' project go ahead there'd presumably be significant impact on the commercial value of arch spaces, and is it the intention for this to help fund the project?

Posted date

11 November, 2019

Posted time

10:19 am

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