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Status of the "Shard of Glass"

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Monday 27 January 2003 1.32pm
I've lost track of what has happened to the proposed new development at London Bridge, which was meant to replace one of the PWC buildings with the "Shard of Glass".

I think that it was awaiting Govt. approval, having been already approved by Southwark Council. Is Govt. approval the only outstanding approval needed?

Tuesday 28 January 2003 6.05pm
I have been wondering the same thing.

Am not sure if it is gonna happen or not.I recently visited City Hall,where they have a model of London(is very impressive).It shows all the buildings that are going to be built (the gherkin,new docklands buildings,another skyscraper on Bishopsgate),but there is no sign of the shard of glass at London Bdge Station.I know the council have approved it but would 've assumed it would be on the City Hall model.Who knows?Maybe it is not gonna happen after all.........
Wednesday 29 January 2003 11.40am
It got blocked by English Heritage who said it was out of keeping. Personally I think it would have been fantastic.

Post edited (29 Jan 03 11:40)
Wednesday 29 January 2003 3.48pm
John Prescott's people in the Government Office for London have called the scheme in for a public inquiry - likely to be held later in the year.

See earlier postings on this topic, in particular, whether English Heritage are really the "enemy within" at:
Sunday 13 July 2003 10.43pm
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