"But the human scale of this bridge is about lingering and looking out at the city. At other locations, such as Battersea, you didn’t want to linger." How does Thomas Heatherwick actually know whether people might want to linger and look out at the city? Without proper consultation of Londoners - or even a decent bit of market research - such a statement is totally invalid. Just like the proposed Garden Bridge which is being dumped on us by a few individuals wanting to "make their mark". And at the same time destroying perfectly good views of the river and the city beyond that people do stop and look at.
No sleeping on garden bridges - unless it's done in the daytime. Apparently the proposed bridge will be closed at midnight...
Not just the architects. The trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation - Adrian Barr-Smith, Sir Christopher Frayling, Robert Hiscox, The Marquess of Queensbury and Toby Trebes, should also hang their heads in shame for failing to protect the mosaics.