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Old November 17th, 2011, 07:39 AM   #161
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That weird island is what is there now. Crossing that road is actually quite dangerous at present.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 12:50 PM   #162
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You mean the island contributes to that?

I don't understand the obsession with islands and frankly whacky junctions here, I've lived for short periods abroad and road crossings and junctions seem so much simpler and straightforward. If you come out of Euston and head towards Euston Square tube, on the opposite side of UCL hospital, you'll come across the most pointless island ever as the road only has 2 lanes both ways and isn't especially busy. There is an annoying one further up near the British Library which makes you bump into those walking the opposite direction. It's just needless and bizarre, although at least I've noticed quite a few being removed and replaced by simple crossings.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 03:04 PM   #163
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If the speed limit was lower then a reduction in the terror of being sued would lead to more pleasant streets. Street design is still based on separating pedestrians from the danger of traffic with the underlying concept of increasing traffic speed/flow. It is national policy handed down to councils and something that hasn't changed in 40 years.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 10:31 PM   #164
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Did anyone go to the open day and get any photos?
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Old November 19th, 2011, 10:38 AM   #165
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It's the final open day today before this goes in for planning. Is anyone going along?
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Old November 20th, 2011, 01:31 AM   #166
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Went past there today and scaffolding has gone up around the old pub part of the site, during the past two days. Not sure what they are doing, as they haven't even applied for planning permission yet. Does anyone know?

This is the building:

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Old November 20th, 2011, 09:38 PM   #167
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It's the final open day today before this goes in for planning. Is anyone going along?
Just missed it

But they've put up a PDF of what looks to be the exhibition booklet here.
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Old December 4th, 2011, 11:40 AM   #168
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Does anyone know if this has now gone in for planning permission, I assume that has?
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Old December 16th, 2011, 08:52 PM   #169
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They have repainted floors 1 and 2 (i.e. not the ground floor) and taken the scaffolding back down.

There is a great video about the development here:

http://player.vimeo.com/video/33285599
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Great video LDN_EUROPE. I really hope this one gets built - the site has such potential that's been so wasted in recent years
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Old January 1st, 2012, 07:50 PM   #171
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Well George, all looking good so far... does anyone know when the planning permission decision is due?
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what's the development in the foreground? looks huge.
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 11:46 PM   #174
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@delores: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1411620
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those pics look great. does anyone know the likely hood of this project starting this year or are we just talking about it at this stage
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I would say likely to begin on site Feb/March 2013. But there is a chance that it could be 2012. In my opinion this will certainly happen with only minor changes to the current design.
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What the hell is the point of that weird island in the penultimate picture? Why can't they just create a straight forward crossing by moving it further up from the junction? And why so many traffic lights?!
Different sections of the crossing are on green at different times. Staggering the crossing this way allows for a more efficient junction. Wandsworth is on a major thoroughfare and there isn't a lot you can do about it.
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Wandsworth is kind of cursed with the A3 Portsmouth Road threading its way through the middle.
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Still no news...
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This person's job description is promising:

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Involved in various projects such as the upcoming master plan proposal for Wandsworth Town Center (Ram Brewery) and the renovation of a building on Tufton Street, London.
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