Going the Distance

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When taking a lunch break, it’s nice to get away from the office.

There are parks, cafes and more readily available for hard workers needing a break.

Photo: GizmodoPhoto: Gizmodo

However, London wants to take that idea to the extreme.

Artist-engineer Thomas Heatherwick wants to create the “Garden Bridge”, which is open for discussion with public feedback, according to Gizmodo.

The kicker? The Garden Bridge will be built across the Thames.

The bridge would be the second pedestrian-only bridge in London in less than two decades.

It sounds like a few people are trying to rid London of its typical adjective of “dreary”.

The bridge design is in partnership by Heatherwick Studio, Dan Pearson Studio and Arup.

According to the article, the bridge “will add to London’s rich and diverse horticultural heritage of heathlands, parks, squares, allotments and community gardens and support many indigenous river edge plant species.”

I’m all for creating a green space, and the idea of it being on a natural setting – a river is definitely appealing.

The people of London have a lot to decide – funding, maintenance issues, hazards, ect., but if it can be worked out, I think it’ll be a great addition to a city that could use some color. 

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