SHORT WALKING TOUR OF THE SITES (2010)

A SHORT WALKING TOUR OF THE SITES
January 2010

Some of the readers and writers of this blog went on a tour of the new developments. Boot leather was shed and grub was snatched in the Shopping Centre. One of the party has submitted a photo essay with captions! Thanks!

STRATA TOWER


Just like Victorian London after the alien landed. (Strata Tower
seen from conservation area in The Borough)


Winter Strata lifting a guillotine…

OAKMAYNE PLAZA

A room of one’s own.

A Computer Generated Image Future for New Kent Road.

Rendered reality in its paradoxical details (i.e. will the children
fall down the grass roof?)

EMPIRE SQUARE SOUTH

Straight is the gate to the Empire Square South

Piazza as lively as an abattoir.

Clean-cut, sterile and uninhabited as we want it.

Control C Control V

BERMONDSEY SQUARE

Bermondsey Square tries to play down the private corporate feel –
yet this cutish little plaque kindly invites you not to be mislead:
the piazza is private land, its name is a trademark, you are a client
and the management reserves the right of admission.

Hot tub views of the Thames – just what the average social housing
resident desires!

“Public” space trap: entertainment and food, spectacular shopping spaces.

“With the perfect timeless look of the local area” – no need to see
the prints.

With a touch of sustainable green farmer’s market – what more could
one ask for?