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Hackney Wick rebuilt station officially opened yesterday
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Basil Jet
2018-05-25 15:27:22 UTC
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Recliner
2018-05-25 16:42:09 UTC
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http://youtu.be/rR9QG5R05pI
They certainly got a lot done since I saw it, just over a fortnight ago:
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h***@yahoo.co.uk
2018-05-25 18:36:30 UTC
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http://youtu.be/rR9QG5R05pI
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What was the reason for rebuilding that station? Is it because the area
suddenly became "the centre of cool" and suddenly money appeared?
Recliner
2018-05-25 19:21:57 UTC
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http://youtu.be/rR9QG5R05pI
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/recliner/28143062258/in/album-72157695973766644/lightbox/>
What was the reason for rebuilding that station? Is it because the area
suddenly became "the centre of cool" and suddenly money appeared?
I think the exceedingly basic existing station needed replacing/upgrading
anyway, but instead of simply plonking in a generic replacement, they've
obviously put a bit more money in, to get a proper statement station as
part of the area's regeneration project. What was a poor, industrial zone
is finally getting gentrified, some years after the rest of the area around
the Olympic Park.
Michael R N Dolbear
2018-05-25 21:51:16 UTC
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What was the reason for rebuilding that station? Is it because the area
suddenly became "the centre of cool" and suddenly money appeared?
I think the exceedingly basic existing station needed replacing/upgrading
anyway, but instead of simply plonking in a generic replacement, they've
obviously put a bit more money in, to get a proper statement station as
part of the area's regeneration project. What was a poor, industrial zone
is finally getting gentrified, some years after the rest of the area around
the Olympic Park.

http://diamondgeezer.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/railway-update.html

"The new station is an undoubted architectural triumph, given the reaction
one of my recent tweets has accumulated, and you can enjoy several more
lovely photos over at Ian Visits. But this is also "the central project in
the regeneration of central Hackney Wick", its gravitational pull helping to
ensure that every unlisted local building gets knocked down to make way for
not-quite affordable flats, and the harbinger of destruction for the area's
quirky artistic vibe. Going, going, not yet gone."
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Jarle Hammen Knudsen
2018-05-27 12:18:57 UTC
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On Fri, 25 May 2018 19:21:57 -0000 (UTC), Recliner
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What was a poor, industrial zone
is finally getting gentrified
Where are they moving the poor?
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Robin
2018-05-27 13:30:55 UTC
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On Fri, 25 May 2018 19:21:57 -0000 (UTC), Recliner
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What was a poor, industrial zone
is finally getting gentrified
Where are they moving the poor?
It was mostly commercial, although a fair few artists/artisan of various
persuasions had moved in over in recent years for cheap space. But the
value of the land for residential development[1] (much of it high-rise)
made it impossible for commercial users to remain - eg the independent
MoT tester I'd trusted for nearly 30 years, the supplier of every
variety of metal pipe and pipe fitting I've ever wanted, the paving
specialists, the ...

[1] some offer "work/live" space - eg the "Fish Island Village"
development by the Peabody Trust charity et al
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BevanPrice
2018-05-27 20:18:18 UTC
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On Fri, 25 May 2018 19:21:57 -0000 (UTC), Recliner
Post by Recliner
What was a poor, industrial zone
is finally getting gentrified
Where are they moving the poor?
Shop doorways, etc. ???
h***@yahoo.co.uk
2018-05-28 00:19:02 UTC
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On Fri, 25 May 2018 19:21:57 -0000 (UTC), Recliner
Post by Recliner
What was a poor, industrial zone
is finally getting gentrified
Where are they moving the poor?
Shop doorways, etc. ???
Lorries in the dead of night?
Offramp
2018-05-28 09:08:14 UTC
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Look, you fools, you're in danger! Can't you see?! The hipsters are after you! They're after all of us! Our artisan sausages, our mouldy cheeses, our home made beer! THEY'RE HERE ALREADY! YOU'RE NEXT!
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