With London soon to host the Olympic Games much has been made of the legacy of sport but a more practical legacy will be the various transport improvements across the capital. It just so happens that major work has been taking place at Blackfriars and Cannon Street Stations in the City of London.
If we take a look at the top picture we see three bollards waiting to be uncovered on Queen Victoria Street by the unfinished side entrance to Blackfriars Station. The style of bollard used/chosen by the Corporation of London on the pavement is ornate/simple and lacks the crest/badge/emblem we are used to seeing on bollards all over the City of London (Square Mile). If we take a look at the pictures below we see the perfect pavement and kerb stones fitted with a rather long row of bollards 'protecting' the new brighter/cleaner opening entrance to Cannon Street Station.
The bottom picture is of three matt black square based bollards that quickly taper towards a ridged/star banded orange squeezer shaped top. Soon the gloss paint will be applied and this part of the City of London will have completely transformed in time for the many thousands visitors who will be visiting our great City called London.
|Waiting for the paint...|
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