Gone are the bubble shapes seen in earlier proposals, replaced by larger, but sleeker and lower, pavilions. The park is around a kilometre in length and split into two sections, one running 420m between the Millennium Bridge and Southwark Bridge, the other stretching from Waterman’s Walk (just east of Cannon Street station) and reaching 540m in length, ending near Tower Bridge. It includes docking stations for boats, eight pavilions, viewing platforms to illustrate lesser-known parts of the capital’s Thameside history such as Queenhithe, and a swimming pool (for those inspired by David Walliams this week).
Planning for the riverine attraction were submitted to the City of London last month, and should it be granted approval, it will be completed in time for the Olympics and have a projected lifespan of five years although, much like that other ‘temporary’ structure, the London Eye, its popularity will decide whether it stays longer.
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