Re: Re: South Great George’s Street
Here is the new corner as nearing completion:
Most impressive, if the left-hand facade rather flimsy looking in comparison. Still, its thin, suspended appearace when viewing the sweep as a whole is elegant.
The acknowledgement of the Victorian’s storeys and parapet with graceful curved floors integrates the two quite well.
Very striking forms created – I think this is a good example of where the use of expansive glazing is not a lazy choice, as is increasingly the case of late.
When one compares this comparitively minor scheme with the prominent site beside City Hall, it paints even more starkly the leaden, stodgy, cumbersome monolith that crucial site has been dealt.