But Major Phil didn't use these months for rest. He had concocted a plan to raise £1m for disabled soldiers and, having recovered some of his mobility at Headley, spent his free months attempting an extraordinary sequence of challenges, all to be completed within 18 months of his accident. In February 2009 he rowed the Channel. In May he completed the London Marathon (on crutches, taking 14 days). Rounding things off, in June he climbed Yosemite National Park's famous rockface, El Capitan, in California. … [Read more...] about Most intrepid man: Major Phil Packer
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An obvious comparison, made by Gensler, is with the High Line in New York, the phenomenally successful park made out of an old railway viaduct, which like the River Park is long and thin. But a big part of the High Line's success is its planting and landscaping, which is intelligent, imaginative and well considered, in the way it converts industrial relics into a place of urban pleasure. There is no sign of this level of thought in the Gensler design, even though they have submitted a detailed planning application to the Corporation of London. Nor is there the playfulness of Paris Plage, the annual conversion of the banks of the Seine into a beach, or the floating swimming pool that was installed in Copenhagen. Gensler is a global practice, with more than 3,000 staff, but there is limited evidence in its portfolio that it has the touch and finesse to pull off a project like this. … [Read more...] about The London River Park: place for the people or a private playground?
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