On Camden’s tube redevelopment…

06/07/2003

The plans for Camden Town’s proposed tube redevelopment have been around since the end of last year, and I imagine debate has raged in the area. I’ve only just stumbled upon them though. My only real issue with them is that I wish they’d found a way to incorporate some of the current facade into the new building. Parts of London already feel characterless and inhuman – I can’t help feeling that those early twentieth century tube station designs are almost iconic now, and that their loss would be a terrible shame…

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What do you guys think? Is it more important to preserve the identity of a city or to look to the future? Is Camden moving in the right direction?