Saturday, February 5, 2011

Field trip to London 3 Feb'11 for tall building students

Model of London in the Building Centre
5 Feb '11: We took our new unit of students down to London for a day's visit - seeing the:
- Building Centre exhibitions and model of London, then
- got the Tube to Southwark station and walked north, then saw
- the Blackfriars site, where one group of five are studying for their tower design, then the
- Tate Modern (with the Neo Housing behind it and the proposed Herzog and de Meuron extension) then
- Borough Market, where we had lunch, then
- the Shard under construction at London Bridge, which we were able to get close up to, thanks to a high pedestrian footbridge, then
- walked over London Bridge
- the London Square mile, with the Gherkin, Lloyds, Leadenhall (Cheesegrater) and the Pinnacle, then
- the nearly completed Heron tower, and finally,
- The Broadgate tower with the adjacent SOM designed Exchange place, the building which spans 75m.

Model of the extension to Tate Modern, under construction

Piano's Shard, under construction
Members of the unit gathering together for a group photo with the
Gherkin in the background 
The magical quality of the light and reflections
in the mall of the Broadgate tower.

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