Update: Foster + Partners Thames Hub proposal faces opposition

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Foster + Partners Thames Hub proposal has continuously made progress throughout the year of 2011, however reports say the practice is facing some opposition in the new year. In early November, revealed the £50bn project that plans to include a £20bn high-speed Orbital Rail line around London; a new £6bn Thames Barrier and crossing; and a £20bn international Estuary Airport, with annual capacity for 150 million passengers.

As seen on BD, Councilors in Essex plan to rally up their colleagues in January in attempt to battle the “disastrous” proposal. Councilor Peter Martin stated, “Lord Foster has been known to build all over the world, so we cannot sit idly by and let this happen. We must have a loud voice when it comes to opposing the airport.”

It will be interesting to hear their critiques of the project and see what pans out in the New Year for the Thames Hub proposal. What are your thoughts on the project?

Reference: BD

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Update: Foster + Partners Thames Hub proposal faces opposition" 30 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=196494>
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  • Bálint Marosi

    Seeing Lord Fosters lecture in november (also posted here) called Heritage and Lessons his proposal seems quite clever and responsible for the environment in general. Though it is well known that the traffic in the air is the most polluting way to move from here to there, in this proposal it was really nice to see how deeply they are involved (history, technology, green solutions, traffic, international transport, etc.), showing up a real responsible answer.

    So after all I’m really curious about the oppositions.

  • Bálint Marosi

    Well, it just did not turn out to be a BIG DEBATE here… :-D

  • Balliceaux

    Support for this project will cut across the political and social spectrum, and opposition to this project will cut across the political and social spectrum. Hopefully Norman Foster and Boris Johnson are ready to fight the NIMBY trolls…