Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Oct 22, 2018.
It's going to be frightful. Security guard encircled fun.
About Coal Drops Yard
I was up there in the summer, a couple of shops had opened already. It has some nice architectural features, but fuck everything about the rest of the development.
It was much nicer when the old red star was there. Lots of fun to be had sending sand and bricks to Scotland on the account of a firm who'd fucked you about.
Its a shopping centre. What exactly is it that annoys you?
Didn't Bagleys use to be there?
Ugh I feel old looking at all that...
That roof is really gimmicky.
Looks pretty cool in situ.
As big new developments go I've got to say the Kings Cross development isn't too bad. I find myself there from time to time and there are lots of nice public areas and I've not had any issue from the security while having beers, smoking a joint etc in the park bits. I'd be curious to know which bits are actually public land vs private development. Are there any maps about detailing it?
No, I doubt it.
Not a shopping centre. A shopping 'experience'
Privately Owned Public Spaces – Greenspace Information for Greater London
some of which is visualised in this Guardian article:
Revealed: the insidious creep of pseudo-public space in London
(yellow is buildings under construction at time of article)
Oh I didn't know about this. Thank you crisps.
I totally understand all of the arguments about pseudo public space. However Granary Square actually works better as a public space than some genuinely public spaces. I saw this in effect this summer when the fountains are on and people came from all over the city treating as a bit of mini day out by the (not) seaside.
seems a little late in the day to be bemoaning the gentrification of Kings Cross?
Not a bad area if you enjoy paying more than a fiver for a beer
Review here: diamond geezer
Good quote: "...it's more a magnet for the over-moneyed to enjoy consuming the unnecessary"
Anything that has turned into a shopping district rather than what it was in the late 90's early 00's, annoys me too.
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