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Does London Really Need the Garden Bridge?

Does London Really Need the Garden Bridge?
Does London Really Need the Garden Bridge?, Courtesy of Arup
Courtesy of Arup

In an interesting analysis in the Guardian, Olly Wainwright draws attention to the questionable process by which of Thomas Heatherwick's Garden Bridge proposal has gained such strong support from the British government. It is, according to Wainwright, the product of "one voguish designer, one national treasure and one icon-hungry mayor" - however he contends that compared to other more needed potential bridges over the Thames, the Garden Bridge may just be "a spectacular solution to a problem that doesn't really exist," and a terrific waste of infrastructure funds. You can read the article in full here.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "Does London Really Need the Garden Bridge?" 26 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/521076/does-london-really-need-the-garden-bridge/> ISSN 0719-8884
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