Posted by Richard Haut on August 13, 2003 at 04:48:48:
In Reply to: London(OT) posted by Per Corell on August 13, 2003 at 01:58:22:
since you will be south of the river (where Foster's town hall building is), you could look at:
the Millenium bridge (Foster)
the new pedestrian addition to Hungerford Bridge (Lifschutz Davidson)
the "London Eye" (large, light ferris wheel) (David Marks & Julia Barfield)
Tate Modern at Bankside (Herzog & deMeuron)
the reconstruction of the Globe Theatre
also Piers Gough's "Circle" development is interesting and within one of the better new area developments (combining old warehouses and new build) near the Design Museum.
sadly Zaha's "habitable bridge" wasn't built.
if you want to depress the hell out of yourself, go across the bridge to the City of London (financial district) and see how money and bad taste combine. (If you want to look at just one Wren church, look at the small St. Stephen Walbrook by the Mansion House). As a major area redevelopment, by far the most interesting is still Chamberlin Powell & Bon's massive Barbican development north of St. Paul's.
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