Just about the only reason I didn't want London to win - I knew full well we'd have a skyline of cranes and cores come 2012 - something which, for once, is not a good thing.clarky said:When the London 2012 olympics marathon is taking place London will look like a construction site with half built scrapers.Pathetic!
You don't build Skyscrapers for Olympics. You build stadiums and transportation links. London as it is now would still host a fantastic games.DarJoLe said:Just about the only reason I didn't want London to win - I knew full well we'd have a skyline of cranes and cores come 2012 - something which, for once, is not a good thing.
To use the excuse 'well it shows London is an ever changing city' is a pathetic excuse - those 3 weeks in 2012 is the one chance London has to show itself off to the world and make people see how modern, efficient and 'complete' London is. Showing a skyline of building sites, concrete cores and unfinished cladding will just make people go 'ooh dear, ran out of time on that didn't they! Silly Brits, always getting things done late aren't they!'
I know you can't stop progress, but I would seriously put some incentive towards companies having their skyscrapers finished or at least dressed attractively in some form for the Games. It's London only chance.