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Report - Queensbridge House, London - June 2015


angelica

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History bit

Located on Upper Thames Street, this site is currently in redevelopment to provide a 224 bedroom hotel and 9 residential apartments. It will also provide a new pedestrian walkway which is currently missing from the water's edge.

The previous buildings were bog-standard 1970s office blocks, which are apparently of little architectural exception in the area (according to the planning application). Nevertheless, they seemed to have certain charm. I could imagine myself sitting there in the early eighties, overlooking the mounting traffic on Upper Thames Street, and clock-watching til it was time to get the 17.24 back home to Dartford.


The visit

Came here with SirJonnyP after he fell through a roof, and we encountered a very dedicated builder drilling away in a different site. Seriously, who works at 9pm on a Friday night?!

After a long-winded entry, which included trying to climb a 8ft sheer sheet of metal for no apparent reason, we found the crane easily enough.

Once settled in with a few tins and a great view of the river it was a pretty sweet spot. At one point a gaggle of people began running over the rooftops beneath us, wildly taking selfies and causing a general ruckus. It transpired they were just residents doing a little exploration from a nearby roof garden. Funnily enough they didn’t come near the crane; as SJP noted: ‘do these people have no imagination?’.


a) looking west towards the building formerly known as Kings Reach Tower
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b) city views
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c) cannon street station with Tower Bridge in the background
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d) St Pauls
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e) the moon, BT tower and some cranes
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f) and g) some bits of crane
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Images taken on b+w film due to being a poor student.
 

sirjonnyp

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Wow, was that June? Good night that one, seem to remember that this was when you sent me a very long winded way to Waterloo?
Oh yeah, nice pictures too :thumb
 

PatientTheory

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Personally i like that graininess of the B&W style, nice one :thumb
 

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