Extra, Extra

SallyB2
By SallyB2 Last edited 112 months ago
Extra, Extra
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  • Unmasked: not all dentists are mere sadists – some are highly talented sadists.
  • Twickenham and Chiswick bridges are 75 today. Old enough to join a bridge club?
  • BP have become an Olympic sponsor. No bloody wonder with the amount they’re charging for fuel. It’s guilt money.
  • Another teenage stabbing: this one in Croydon. A youth has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
  • Wanstead doesn’t normally conjure images of the risqué, but its Labour MP Harry Cohen could soon change that with his erotic sonnets. Ooh-er missus!
  • What’s going on here? Bizarre or what? Piccie from Richard Parmiter’s Londonist flickr pool under the Creative Commons Licence.

    Last Updated 03 July 2008

    James Morris

    What's going on here is a demolition. It's happening from the bottom upwards because that particular building was constructed in a, shall we say, unique way. The floors are actually supported by a beam hanging from the roof, rather than columns from the ground, hence the remaining concrete core.

    M@

    Yup, it's the site of the 'Cheesegrater' building, near the Gherkin in the City. http://londonist.com/2007/02/t...

    DeanN

    They're taking their sweet-ass time about this. I worked next door to this building in late 2005, and the thing was already decommissioned and they were putting up signs about what was to take place. Two and a half years later, they're barely halfway through.

    SallyB2

    Well, it's a cool photo, and as demolition goes it's rather exciting. Even if it is taking a long time.