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Old June 22nd, 2006, 11:17 AM   #261
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It will be home to the London Olympic Institute, which will be the powerhouse for public sport and sport training in the UK, as well as a centre of training for future Olympic atheletes.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 11:25 AM   #262
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Londons got so much going on it's pretty amazing. All this and the tahes gateway regeneration will bring London right into the 21st century as one of the most modern cities in the world, it may as well be brand new!
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 11:27 AM   #263
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I found some pics of the proposals for the Thames gateway bridge. Has it been decided which one will go ahead?

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Old June 22nd, 2006, 12:27 PM   #264
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I think its the 1st one.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 12:31 PM   #265
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Here you go:

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Old June 22nd, 2006, 12:34 PM   #266
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Cool, but to be honest I prefer 2nd and 3rd ones more
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 12:44 PM   #267
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Yep I agree, they have interesting curves, although 1 and 4 have more space for ships to manouvre through.

Here's the revised design of the bridge (as posted above), submitted in May 2006:





I'll post the 3D renders later.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 12:48 PM   #268
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Thanks for those SE9
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 12:54 PM   #269
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That's ok

Here's the 3Ds:





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Old June 22nd, 2006, 12:56 PM   #270
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I suppose it aint too bad at all. It looks pretty big too

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Old June 22nd, 2006, 01:28 PM   #271
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Looks very poor considering its only the third bridge built over the thames in over a century ( after the milenium bridge & QEII bridge).

Looks like a very bog standard design that you see on a lot of over passes on motorways. The worst of the 4 designs by a long way.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 01:39 PM   #272
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Yawn. The 2nd and 3rd proposals were far superior.

You'd have thought that it would get a design that befits the 'Thames Gateway' title; something a little iconic or unusual. The name summons up thoughts of it being the gateway to London, and all we get is something akin to a bogstandard motorway flyover on the A13. Boooo!
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 02:10 PM   #273
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I suppose this had the potential to become London's Golden Gate bridge. It is a bit of a wasted opportunity.

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Old June 22nd, 2006, 02:16 PM   #274
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Disappointing
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 02:17 PM   #275
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You have to consider the low flight path of the airport, and the high berth needed for container ships to go underneath.

Plus the fact as is the usual case in Britain the cheapest option is the most viable.

But yes, it is hideous. The whole project should be a tunnel anyway, I think the bridge is going to cause some real environmental damage to the area over the long term.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 02:25 PM   #276
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The French with their fosters bridge must be laughing at us (yes i know its much bigger but that isnt the point).

Whilst were on the subject of bridges Ive decided I can tolerate waterloo bridge but why cant they have beautifully designed railings ? The view from further up the embankment etc would be superior.

Actually I wish they could rebuild the old bridge but obviously stronger and wider.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 02:39 PM   #277
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If someone wanted to create a huge public square between st Pauls and the river how much would it cost? I know there are like 20 groundscrapers that would need demolishing.

If I was designing it I would do it around the cathedral and a large feature/peace of art in the middle, like a giant 150m glass spire, like the one off the Freedom tower, surrounded by water, and lots of seats, some trees, lots of water etc...

Also make some use of the millenium bridge, on othe ends. use it to create a nicw walk way up to the central feature and then st pauls
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 03:32 PM   #278
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If someone wanted to create a huge public square between st Pauls and the river how much would it cost? I know there are like 20 groundscrapers that would need demolishing.
And several churches. And roads that need diverting. And you'd have to pay the companies involved compensation. And re-route utilities.

Couple of billion I reckon.

It's never going to happen I'm afraid.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 03:39 PM   #279
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A few billion here and there isn't really much in a place like London though. I wouldn't rule it out completely. You never know, there could be a big masterplan drawn up that calls for a total redevelopment of that area - something on the scale of Greenwich Peninsula, Elephant & Castle or one of the other major regeneration projects. Doubt it will happen for a long time though.

Btw, you wouldn't have to demolish any churches...
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 03:51 PM   #280
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Yeah I checked that, there are no buildings that would be demolished that anyone would throw themselves infront of a bulldozer for
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