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What London could have looked like?

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The Crystal Palace would have been nice, but I think London was better off without the rest. 



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Interesting. The pyramid in Trafalgar Square is quite nice, and the Crystal Palace tower would have been cool.

 

However, I prefer Regent Street as it is now.

 

And the runway idea in the Thames is crazy. Just imagine the noise and air pollution.



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I like this kind of London. I would love to visit it :derisive:



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That pyramid definitely does not work for London. :( The rest of these proposals do look pretty nice, though. :)



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The problem with these projects is that they would disturbe the history and style of London. 

  • Monorails look cool and work great in modern sci-fi cities, but in London traditional buses and the Underground are much more appropriate.
  • The runway in Thames looks awful completing altering the landscape and there's no point to build one when you have high-speed rail inside London.

  • Crystal Palace glass skyscraper; I think the park looks better as it is today. Skyscrapers should be restricted in the specified areas.

  • Trafalgar Pyramid would have been fine had it been constructed in early 19th century to commemorate British victories.

     


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The problem with these projects is that they would disturbe the history and style of London.

  • Monorails look cool and work great in modern sci-fi cities, but in London traditional buses and the Underground are much more appropriate.

 

 

Not every part of London is the same, though.

 

The Docklands are very modern, for example. I could see it working somewhere around there. And the Docklands already has the DLR which looks kind of like a monorail.

 

But yeah, the central areas should be kept as buses/tube.







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