Tuesday, 20 May 2014

LONDON IS THE WORLD'S BIGGEST BUILDING SITE

Emerging from Victoria Station

LONDON: THE WORLDS BUILDING SITE

Emerging from Victoria Station I was again struck by the sheer number of building projects in this and every part of London.
Every street or road is taken up with road works, building works.
Every other person seems to be wearing a fluorescent vest and a hard hat.

The winds send up brick dust and concrete grime.

On every street corner a concrete lorry, or a vehicle full of building materials is disgorging its load.

Every familiar bus stop seems to be suspended or moved 200 yards down the same street.
Pedestrians are shelved and funnelled in all directions by intractable diversion signs.

A new ‘Brutalism’?