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Old May 19th, 2006, 10:41 PM   #1
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Westminster Bridge Park Plaza | Lambeth | 47m | 15 fl

One of London's ugliest groundscrapers - namely 1 Westminster Bridge - is apparently scheduled for demolition next Thursday 25th May. In case you didn't know, it's the concrete hexagonal building in the bottom-left of this aerial view:


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In its place will stand a 14-storey luxury hotel with 900 suites, along with business lounges, executive meeting rooms, a ballroom, 2 restaurants, a brasserie, bars, health spa, gymnasium and indoor pool.

It will also feature one of London's largest conference rooms.

http://www.1westminsterbridge.co.uk/





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Old May 19th, 2006, 10:57 PM   #2
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Thank god this is going. The current building is disgraceful and even moreso because of its prestigious location. Although I can't say alot for the new building to be honest. But definetely an improvement.
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Old May 19th, 2006, 11:07 PM   #3
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Very nice replacement! In my opinion it is perfect for the area
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Pretty drab replacement for such a major site. Much better than as is tho!
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Old May 19th, 2006, 11:31 PM   #5
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I think I've seen this old building before a few times in various London pictures on this site, and it is dammmm ugly, so I am very pleased it is going.

And, while the building replacing it isn't spectacular, I kinda like the look of it. I usually object to the usual glass and steel look these days, but i think it might just work for this building and the area it is in... I could be wrong thogh... But anyway, they could have stuck one huge clump of steel in the site and it would still look better then the building it is replacing!

Good stuff London, finally getting round to clearing away a few of the rubbish concrete crap left over after the 60's!

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Old May 19th, 2006, 11:34 PM   #6
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Indeed it is one ugly [email protected]~"!$£!
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Yes, I'm normally opposed to all these shiny glass buildings. However, this is one particular location in London that really DOES need something like this. The area is a complete shithole to be honest.
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I don't care what they replace it with as long as they get rid of that abomination
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Great parties in there though I hear... back in the day.
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Old May 20th, 2006, 12:59 PM   #10
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Great building (the new one)
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Old May 20th, 2006, 09:29 PM   #11
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Will, when you say scheduled for demolition on May 25th, do you mean with dynamite?
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Possibly.
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yeah isnt it meant to be quite a solid structure? So drilling away might be inefficient?
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yeah isnt it meant to be quite a solid structure? So drilling away might be inefficient?
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you may be right...
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This new building is just the contemporary equivalent of the 1970s concrete horror. A hole in the ground would be more attractive.
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at least it will be easier to dismantle!
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Quality...if it's getting blown up, i'm going to go and have a butchers! I only live a ten minute walk from it.
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It loks awful, but what it is being replaced with looks quite good, nothing over the top, which is good
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