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    Senior Member thefruitbat's Avatar
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    Hi don't know if anyone has seen this yet,

    vid and more info in link

    its cost, a snip ahem at 19.1 million (and bound to rise).

    i am, how shall i put it, err deeply undewhelmed.

    your thoughts?

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    Senior Member AndyJWest's Avatar
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    Clearly based on Raaaid's infamous astronaut whirler.

    An improvement to the monument to the Unknown Electricity Pylon Designer they came up with earlier.

    Actually, I think if anything, it's influence seems to be constructivist architecture:

    Does Boris realise just where this came from?

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    Kapoor's pieces are usually quite interesting, but I think he had an off day when he thought this up.

    Nice sky though

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    Senior Member foxyboy1964's Avatar
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    I think it's very impressive, as is the maths involved in designing such a structure. To be honest, it's the design aspect of it that interests me the most. I can't really comment on the architectural qualities of it, I'll leave that to Prince Charles. I'm sure he'll be suitably horrified and that's probably worth £19m of anyone's money. But from an engineering point of view that thing is the dog's danglies. I'm not saying it's unique, take a look at some of the rides in places like Alton Towers, but hats off to London for having the guts to go ahead with it. I'd love to see some bigger images of it.

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    Senior Member GoToAway's Avatar
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    Wow... London is really doing a number on its skyline. I hope it's nowhere near the big ferris wheel.

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    Senior Member Airmail109's Avatar
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    Should have just stuck a 300 foot statue of Churchill there instead

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    Moderator willyvic's Avatar
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    That looks strangely familiar......

    I'm just sayin'.....


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    Senior Member Low_Flyer_MkIX's Avatar
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    It's a bloody terrorist magnet! I have proofs!

    Complete with most realistic photo I've ever seen...

    "Imagine: This is what the London Olympic stadium might look like if terrorists were able to send a dirty bomb up the Thames"

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    Senior Member DuxCorvan's Avatar
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    Wow, a crushed roller coaster. What a pride...

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    Senior Member WTE_Ibis's Avatar
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    Well I have to agree with Prince Charles when he said that "architects have done more damage to London than the Luftwaffe managed to do" and they continue to do it.
    The big Ferris wheel and now this.


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