Tuesday 4 November 2003

Truth in advertising

These proposals for the new Clyde bridge are interesting. The Glasgow riverfront could certainly do with considerable improvement. I do worry though that these drawings all portray the city on a spring-like day. Plans for new developments never show what they would look like on a wet, blustery October morning. And why do all the pedestrians seem to be smart twenty and thirty-somethings? Where are the all the shell-suited, Buckfast-swigging, Big Issue-selling people who we know would be there in real life?