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Heatherwick glass bridge shattered by recession

Post Time:Mar 06,2009Classify:Industry NewsView:208

Designs by Thomas Heatherwick for the world’s first all-glass bridge at the entrance to London’s £2 billion King’s Cross Central have been scrapped on cost grounds, developer Argent revealed this week. Speaking to BD, Argent chief executive Roger Madelin said the “gem-like” structure — a 16m-long pedestrian bridge made up of hundreds of glass sheets held together by compression alone — would cost £7.5 million to deliver, which he said looked unachievable in the face of the recession.

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