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Old May 1st, 2015, 05:44 PM   #2121
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The gardens look great , I think this more than justifys a another visit to Canary Wharf in the near future for me.
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Old May 1st, 2015, 05:56 PM   #2122
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Had a pop over today. They were handing out free Champagne, Candy Floss, Popcorn and Waffle's, live music throughout the Wharf too today.
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Old May 1st, 2015, 09:03 PM   #2123
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The walkway bridge was surprisingly tinny on the inside. Looks fantastic on the outside though. The garden was fantastic, hard to believe the contrast between it and 20 Fenchurch Street. The whole place was heaving as well. The queues were far too long for me to wait around for a lobster roll or champagne. Still got my coupon ticket, I think ill save it as a souvenir. I'll try to get some pics up later.
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Old May 2nd, 2015, 12:19 AM   #2124
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From today's opening of the rooftop garden at Crossrail Station, Canary Wharf.























































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Old May 2nd, 2015, 03:03 AM   #2125
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Likewise, opening day.

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Old May 2nd, 2015, 07:38 AM   #2126
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Feels very Singaporean like, which I love.
Yes and in fact Canary Wharf as a whole has the same feel as Marina Bay.
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Old May 2nd, 2015, 07:43 AM   #2127
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Will be an interesting place when it's blowing a gale and pissing it down with rain...
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Old May 2nd, 2015, 09:59 AM   #2128
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sorry whats the point of the bridge? from what I can see from the photos it seems to follow the same route as the path below but a few feet higher up

Am I missing something?
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Old May 2nd, 2015, 12:28 PM   #2129
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sorry whats the point of the bridge? from what I can see from the photos it seems to follow the same route as the path below but a few feet higher up

Am I missing something?
It's so that we can lay "Battlestar Gallactica" in our lunch hour.
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Old May 2nd, 2015, 08:54 PM   #2130
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this place probably looks miles better at night than it does in the day, that not to say it doesn't look too shabby in the day either when i visit this place i hope to sit in the roof garden while it rains.
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Old May 3rd, 2015, 09:43 PM   #2131
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sorry whats the point of the bridge? from what I can see from the photos it seems to follow the same route as the path below but a few feet higher up

Am I missing something?
Direct, covered access to Crossrail Place from street level (the North Colonnade), without a variation in level.
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Old May 3rd, 2015, 10:38 PM   #2132
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What happened? This site was fine before and now this. Unreadable. Wasting hours trying to figure this crap out. Worthless. Like interior designers, complete bollocks. To think someone went to school for this. Christ.
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Old May 4th, 2015, 01:16 PM   #2133
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What happened? This site was fine before and now this. Unreadable. Wasting hours trying to figure this crap out. Worthless. Like interior designers, complete bollocks. To think someone went to school for this. Christ.
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Looks really cool.
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Old May 11th, 2015, 01:52 AM   #2135
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Some photos from Crossrail Place. I'll just post 3, so as not to over-saturate the page with pics:



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Old May 13th, 2015, 05:02 AM   #2136
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For those who may be interested, the Sky Gardens at Crossrail Place have been planted to reflect its location straddling the Greenwich Meridian with American ferns and similar plantings on the Western side and Asian plants such as bamboos etc on the Eastern side.

Well, I found it interesting...
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Old May 13th, 2015, 12:27 PM   #2137
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For those who may be interested, the Sky Gardens at Crossrail Place have been planted to reflect its location straddling the Greenwich Meridian
I was surprised to read that, as it wasn't something I "knew" about the new station, so I checked. The centre point is about one minute of longitude west of the Prime Meridian, which passes just to the west of the Millennium Dome. It's a nice touch, but not grounded in actual fact.
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Old May 13th, 2015, 02:26 PM   #2138
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All they have to do is move the laser beam slightly
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Old May 14th, 2015, 12:01 AM   #2139
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Looks like site prep is underway for the OOC Crossrail Depot , although if the OOC regeneration masterplan is fully implemented the depot will be demolished.

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Old May 14th, 2015, 05:53 AM   #2140
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I was surprised to read that, as it wasn't something I "knew" about the new station, so I checked. The centre point is about one minute of longitude west of the Prime Meridian, which passes just to the west of the Millennium Dome. It's a nice touch, but not grounded in actual fact.
Thanks for the correction.

Now, can someone write to the Editors of the Wharf Newspaper because this is what it printed a few days ago!

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Crossrail Place is reached via a long access ramp from the south. The ramp, which bisects the structure, sits almost exactly on the Meridian line.

This has influenced the types of plants and shrubs in the roof garden, which are exotic species originating from places where the ships that docked at Canary Wharf returned from.

The plants are arranged in such a way that those from the Western hemisphere are planted on that side of the Meridian line, with those from the Eastern hemisphere on the opposite side.
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