Glass Bridge

Posted: November 8th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Originally conceived back in 1997, and having won a Bombay Sapphire award in 2002, Heatherwick Studio’s ‘Glass Bridge’ seems to be making modest progress into reality as part of Argent Groups Kings Cross redevelopment. If built this structure will, like all of Heatherwicks works around London, be both visually, and technically beautiful. It would contain no metal fasteners, instead use weight-driven levers at each end to apply 800 tonnes of pressure, compressing 1334 sheets of 12mm glass into a beam strong enough to be used as a pedestrian bridge. Really hope this one gets built.

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