Bad news to anyone expecting a Greenwich Hospital Tower-style big-bang with the concrete Syrol towers on the peninsula. They’re now going to use a tedious method
with no explosives at all but some ‘long reach unit’ which literally nibbles the concrete structures from the top down.
To say this will be duller than watching paint dry wouldn’t be true because you can at least watch paint dry.
Because they’re not blowing it all up, there is no reason to delay the closure of the riverside path for TWELVE WEEKS from Monday 15th March while they creep-down the silos in secret. Much of it’s already been closed down for so long already that it’s a complete yawn for anyone who enjoys the Thames Path, but 12 weeks is one long time. Bad luck to anyone who’s planning on doing the whole of the Path from Thames Head to the Barrier – well, they’ll get so far and then have to start all over again at a later date…