StephenC wrote:I wonder what happened to the cast iron bollards shown on the prerenovated bridge.
I was hoping the little cast iron bollards with â€˜corinthianâ€™ tops would be incorporated in the scheme (I wonder where they are now?).
Also, the historic granite kerbstones that you can see in the 1999 & 2000 photos above were to be reused in the scheme, according to the Part X planning application, but this didnâ€™t happen in the end. If you asked I suppose they would tell you it â€œproved unfeasibleâ€ or something
Leaving aside the fact that the kiosks destroy the space, are ugly and should be removed (and are quite possibly also a commercial failure, as only one or two of them ever seem to be open), the lack of coordination between the the kiosks and the seating is stunning. Like, what on earth
were the CC thinking??! It is as if two different schemes for the bridge were carried out without one knowing about the other!
If you stand there for a few minutes, all you see is people cringing as they try to get past each other. And nobody uses the seats (why would they?):