November 15, 2004
Cardinal Place – pipes in but showing

This is the stage that Cardinal Place, the progress of which I last reported here, has now reached:

CardinalPlacePipes.jpg

The light was fading fast and there is only so much that Photoshop can do.

Of course if this building were to be filled entirely with trendy restaurants, those pipes would remain visible when the building is finished. But it won't be and they won't.

I remain optimistic about this thing, and I can't wait to get all the shops at the bottom back, and in greatly increased numbers. (There was a stationary supplies shop the absence of which has been a real inconvenience to me.)

The view of this thing from Victoria station (as per the publicity fake-up), looking straight at its bonnet, so to speak, looks as if it will be quite something. But, as always with big buildings, you never really know for sure.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 09:23 PM
Category: Architecture