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Old June 8th, 2015, 08:52 PM   #2161
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My trip down under from yesterday

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Old June 24th, 2015, 11:30 PM   #2162
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Whitechapel's Cambridge Heath Road ventilation shaft and emergency access building going up:

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Old July 14th, 2015, 02:42 AM   #2163
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Very quick snap taken of the new Tottenham Court Road Station entrance, cladding is going on very fast. This junction is a bit of a mess, had to dodge rush hour pedestrians and buses in the way to take this poor shot!

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Old July 14th, 2015, 12:35 PM   #2164
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the station box? works in front of Centre Point are impressive when viewed from top deck of a bus!
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Old July 14th, 2015, 03:12 PM   #2165
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I thought this poster entrance was supposed to be open by now
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Old July 18th, 2015, 12:31 PM   #2166
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Sunday, tomorrow, 8pm Channel 4:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/l...nnel-4-6061161

London's Lost Graveyard: Channel 4 reveals 20,000 SKELETONS were discovered during the construction of Crossrail

The findings indicate that 17th Century London was one of the 'most exciting places to live on the planet' but also a seriously 'dangerous' city
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Old July 18th, 2015, 01:27 PM   #2167
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I thought this poster entrance was supposed to be open by now
As did I - all the TfL literature had noted a "summer 2015" opening for the new South plaza entrances. Unfortunately I've now noticed that the July project update posted in the Oxford St site office window states a December opening....

Given the second new plaza entrance is yet to rise from the ground I fear neither will be opening before December
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Old July 21st, 2015, 12:34 PM   #2168
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Sunday, tomorrow, 8pm Channel 4:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/l...nnel-4-6061161

London's Lost Graveyard: Channel 4 reveals 20,000 SKELETONS were discovered during the construction of Crossrail

The findings indicate that 17th Century London was one of the 'most exciting places to live on the planet' but also a seriously 'dangerous' city
Anyone see this? I'm sorry I recommended it, it was dumbed-down patronising rubbish with actors in the background pretending to die.

"Then a new terror arrived, The Black Death!"

actor in the background coughs and falls over
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Old August 1st, 2015, 10:00 PM   #2169
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Old August 4th, 2015, 01:38 PM   #2170
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is the Adams Plaza bridge one of the most photogenic pieces of architecture in London..?

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Old August 4th, 2015, 01:51 PM   #2171
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^ Definitely.

Can't help but pause, admire and snap at that spot.
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Old August 4th, 2015, 03:02 PM   #2172
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Not just in London, most futuristic place in whole Europe I would say, at the moment.
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Old August 4th, 2015, 03:06 PM   #2173
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Beautiful attention to detail also.
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Old August 4th, 2015, 04:17 PM   #2174
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Beautiful attention to detail also.
The seating underneath could do with being a little bit deeper - sit too far back and you get a wet bum!
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Old August 8th, 2015, 11:58 PM   #2175
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My turn...


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I actually felt like the bridge looks better in photographs than it feels in the flesh, somehow. The floor was really creaky. It's oddly dark in there too. It looks great but the actual act of perambulating through felt strangely close to crossing some dowdy british rail footbridge.


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I really wanted to enjoy the garden, unfortunately the space was being ruined for everyone by surely the most frequently selfish, inconsiderate and antisocial demographic out there: parents.

Yes, isn't it adorable how your toddlers are screaming at each other incessantly? Why, it's not surprising that the sheer cuteness of the ceaseless shouting match causes you to very occasionally glance up from your chat with your mates and grin at your cutey wutey screamy weamy kids. Who wouldn't enjoy a never ending torrent of high pitched screaming, after all? Who on earth would enjoy a garden of all places, without the sonic ambience of a paediatrics unit? Truly, we are blessed that your unsupervised crotch droppings are providing this beautiful aural accompanient.

Don't let the DLR run you over on your way home.


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Nice looking building though
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Old August 9th, 2015, 09:29 AM   #2176
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The seating underneath could do with being a little bit deeper - sit too far back and you get a wet bum!
What is it with the dank channels of stagnant water running parallel below the bridge? They serve no purpose, they are too narrow for sunlight to reach to oxygenate the water, collect rubbish and have an unpleasant oily scum of pollution on the surface. Why not fill them in and improve pedestrian access.
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Old August 9th, 2015, 03:42 PM   #2177
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What is it with the dank channels of stagnant water running parallel below the bridge? They serve no purpose, they are too narrow for sunlight to reach to oxygenate the water, collect rubbish and have an unpleasant oily scum of pollution on the surface. Why not fill them in and improve pedestrian access.
You mean the docks? I don't know - they could be great with some maintenance, keeping the area tied to its roots.

Or do you, given you quoted my post, mean the shallow moving water under the bridge?
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Old August 12th, 2015, 12:38 PM   #2178
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You mean the docks? I don't know - they could be great with some maintenance, keeping the area tied to its roots.

Or do you, given you quoted my post, mean the shallow moving water under the bridge?
No the wider docks are fine with room for boats or planting etc, I mean the narrow dark foetid trench that runs parallel to the bridge. You look down from the cold, overshadowed, downdraft blighted Adams Place to be greeted with a dank trench filled with black water littered with flotsom and laced with an oily scum. I suppose it serves as a reminder to the Great Stink.



Just fill it in.

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Old August 12th, 2015, 01:03 PM   #2179
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No the wider docks are fine with room for boats etc, I mean the narrow dark foetid trench that runs parallel to the bridge.
That's still a bit of dock - just partially filled in and too narrow for any functional use as a dock, rather than a drainage/flooding thing (it would have, when filling in those docks, been easier to fill it all in - they must have some purpose!).

I totally agree something needs to happen with those bits to make them prettier, but not only is filling it in not the only option, but I don't think it's the best.
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Old August 12th, 2015, 01:31 PM   #2180
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The trick with smaller bits of water like that is to make them shallower or to get the water flowing. Either way, you can then get vegetation growing which prevents them getting foetid and smelly - and then wildlife (ducks, usually) starts turning up.

The flashy, expensive way is to aerate the water from the bottom, which effectively turns it into a giant fish tank.
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