Re: Re: DDDA / Docklands Miscellany
Aye- whether it’s driven by insurance, fear, or whatever, the result is the feeling of being corralled and surrounded by too many rails- there is no sense of space. And again this year, the water’s edge was fenced off. Why doesn’t it need to be fenced off the other 362 days of the year?
Some people suggested last year that the problem was the nearby building site, but if anything the greater sense of enclosure this year from the almost finished Aires Mateus (sadly, looks like the general fears expressed here re the cheapness etc. were well founded) and the Libeskind (looks pretty cool with all the formwork in place) made the problem all the more apparent.