Anyone see Will Alsop presenting 'Supercities' on Friday night?
He was basically pointing out that - like it or not - Motorways are developing into...uh...kind of 'Supercities' - long narrow strips, but inhabited by millions of people.
And he has a point - apparently 15.5 million people live with 20 miles of the M62, and it can take less time to drive from Hull to Liverpool (the length of the M62) that to drive across London.
And he put forward some suggections for making the most of that: banning cars from motorways; building towers in the countryside that barely touch the ground (think Alsop classic stilts here); making Ikeas nicer; and making sure that the Fourth Grace is as iconic as possible.
I think it made more sense the way he told it Either way it was a nice vehicle for showing some good contemporary architecture.
Still, how were your feelings about it? There's two more episodes, btw, Fridays at 8 or 8:30 - i forget which...