Public meeting tonight in light of shadow of Bishopsgate scheme cast over Shoreditch
This is the shadow campaigners say will be cast across Shoreditch if the “forest of skyscrapers” goes ahead at the controversial 11-acre Bishopsgate former rail goods terminal as the sun streams across the sky to the south.
A wave of protest building up for two years in east London has led to a people’s conference tonight to urge London Mayor Boris Johnson not to override both Tower Hamlets and neighbouring Hackney councils which object to the massive City Fringe scheme.
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‘Shadow’ marchers in black protest in Brick Lane at Bishopsgate goodsyard skyscrapers
Campaigners in black marched with black umbrellas through the packed Sunday market down Brick Lane today in a “Shadow protest” against plans for a forest of skyscrapers planned for east London’s controversial Bishopsgate goods rail terminal site.
They mingled with shoppers in a march around the massive 11-acre Victorian sidings with their World Heritage Braithwaite arches to warn of a shadow they say the skyscrapers will cast over Shoreditch and parts of neighbouring Spitalfields and Bethnal Green.
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