Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by down not out, Oct 22, 2009.
Thanks for the information Lang Rabbie
I think the proposed replacement is a mangled-up deformation of the lovely sweeping delicate angled stairway.
Delicately angel stairway in dirty concrete that actiuvely hates pedestrians?
In what way does the stairway hate pedestrians? - it seems really practical. I think the concrete is brilliant - and it seems amazing the way they cast those parts -it was built when the main building was and is part of the style.
Ugh, it's a bit skanky down by those stairs.
They don't seem to look after it very well
The starirwat and fountain area do not allow for a decent pavement. I imagine if pedestrians could walk past it it'd be left alone. As it is, they can't.
The stairway doesn't interfere with the pavement. I agree the original side where the fountains were only left a too narrow piece for pedestrians.
Mmm, not one of my favourite buildings, at street level anyway. I wouldn't be sad to see it go completely.
Does that refer to the sort-of-figure-8 traffic flow around the base of the building?
Listed or not, that building is a fucking eyesore.
Centre Point creates a wind tunnel which turns a breeze into a gale. I hate cycling past it.
I am crying but not one tear at the belated news that Harry Hyams, the developer has popped his clogs. That greedy cunt tried to close down this site because of a piece I wrote about the tower. Fuck you, Harry!
Harry Hyams obituary
There's a really good account of the story behind CentrePoint and Space House in Concretopia by John Grindrod.
I've posted about the soon-to-be-luxury-flats Centre Point on this page
Stickers, photo galleries, concrete, Centre Point and books: London street views
You can buy the tarted up letters that were on the top of the tower for £3k upwards
The Centre Point Letters | The Auction Collective
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