In London, arguments about the redevelopment of the area around the Thames River are becoming heated again. However, until recently, the riverside redevelopment plan centered around the Dockland, which was spotlighted in the '80's, had seemed to have faced a setback from 1990, due to the rapidly deteriorating English economic environment. In actuality, even today, the Dockland area, mainly Surrey and Canary Wharf, cannot be described as rejuvenated, and moreover, the economy has not arrived at an upswing. Even then, the arguments about the Thames River are becoming heated among a specific group.
Illustrated review by Yoshitaka Mouri in Art Watch of the Royal Academy of Arts exhibition on inhabited bridges, including historical examples and past utopian bridge plans.