London River Park On River Thames Designed By Gensler (Photo)

By on May 15, 2011 in Amazing, Announcement, Europe, Lifestyle, Travel, World Comments
London Floating Walkway On River Thames
London Floating Walkway On River Thames
Image Credit: Mayor of London’s Office

London will have a floating walkway on River Thames in time for the 2012 Olympic Summer Games, according to a press release by the London Mayor’s Office.

The London River Park was announced by London Mayor Boris Johnson on Friday, May 13, 2011.

According to Mayor Johnson‘s statement, the pontoon can be used by river-lovers to walk along River Thames in Central London up to the Tower of London in the city’s financial district.

The north side of River Thames has many tourist attractions that include St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Monument measuring about 200-foot (62-meter) -tall. However, these tourist spots is not easily accessible due to the disjoint pathways going through these areas. The planned pontoon will now provide easy access to these destinations through the riverside.

Mayor Johnson added that the Venus Group of Singapore has pledged 60 million pounds ($97 million) for the financing of the floating walkway project.

The “London River Park” was designed by global architects and planners, Gensler, who won the Mayor’s Award for “Planning Excellence” at the 2010 London Planning Awards.

London Floating Walkway On River Thames by Gensler
London Promenade On River Thames Designed by Gensler
Image Credit: Mayor of London’s Office

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