Boroman wrote:An unusual new building doing odd things to the wind was as I recall a fear locally during the early planning stages of the Shard. Can't say I've noticed an impact but wonder whether any measuring has been done now it's up.
Karen I wrote:I really hate the shape of this building, but that's just my personal taste. However, one thing I have noticed is the similarity with the Bridgewater Place building in Leeds that is now having to undergo modification because it creates such a wind tunnel. A van was blown over, and a woman was hospitalised after being blown over near the building. (Not allowed to post third-party pictures, but there's plenty on the internet.) I wonder if the planners have considered the impact such a tall building on an already windy corner will have on the area.
Karen I wrote:Thanks Head of DM. Looked, but the results meant nothing to me. I think my concerns are really about the effect one building has on another. With all the planned tall buildings in that area, surely one must have an effect on the other, so measurements and interpretations done at the planning stage may be okay, but the result may change when another building goes up.
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