London’s Garden Bridge Too Expensive to be Built?

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Thomas Heatherwick’s studio had a fantastic plan for a pedestrian garden bridge over the River Thames in London. For years, it was going through approvals and funding complications, but seemed destined to be built. Indeed, over £45 million has already been spent on the preparation for the project. Recently, however, the city of London has balked at the idea of a non-vehicle bridge being built at a cost of £200 million.  It’s a shame, since the design is stunning, and it would be a beautifully green contrast to London’s recent skyscraper binge.  The idea was simple:  to connect north and south London with a garden. Now that it’s future is in jeopardy, what might replace it? Let’s hope for something good. Via Dezeen:

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