Taking two months to construct and covering a 350 square foot area, the 21 meter high wall will beautify the cityscape year round with seasonal flowers such as strawberries, butter cups and winter geraniums. Because of the lack of absorbent surfaces in the Victoria area of London, the Victoria Business Improvement District (BID) decided to step in with the design of this incredible wall that combats urban flooding with special water storage tanks. Designed byGary Grant of Green Roof Consultancy , these tanks can store up to 10,000 liters of water that are then channeled back through the wall to nourish the plants. Not only will the wall do a great job of keeping the surrounding streets flood-free, it boosts the areas green appeal and attracts wildlife into the dense urban environment. http://www.vimeo.com/72682331 We take the issue of sustainable tourism very seriously, and this wall will minimize the hotels impact on the environment but also improve the air quality and aesthetic in this part of London, the Palace Hotels website says. Courtesy of Green Roof Consultancy and Treebox This project is only one of many living rooftops and walls that Londons mayor, Boris Johnson, has been promoting to mitigate flooding, absorbrain and improve the appearance of buildings. These living surfaces are capable of improving the air quality in an area, deadening noise and helping to keep buildings cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. The vegetation can also trap microscopic pollutants which in high concentrations may cause respiratory illnesses. Courtesy of Green Roof Consultancy and Treebox To see other similar projects the Business Improvement District is working on visit victoriabid.co.uk . Courtesy of Green Roof Consultancy and Treebox
Hull KR 22-34 London Broncos
Steak Cooker If they had a black-slate slab, Id dare say with 117 degrees Celsius you could probably do a decent medium rare steak, Kicks, a 50-year-old freelancer for London Marine Consultants, said on Eastcheap. A doormat at the Re-Style barber shop on Eastcheap caught fire and left a scorch mark. Scaffolding with black screens has been put up on Eastcheap around the entrances to Re-Style and a Vietnamese restaurant thats also in the beams path. The temperature in London yesterday was about 29 degrees Celsius, the hottest in the U.K. capital for September since 2006, according the U.K.s Met Office weather agency. Land Securities and Canary Wharf Group earlier this week said they were examining the phenomenon and, along with the City of London , blocked three parking spaces around the building to avoid further damaging vehicles. The screen will minimize the effects of the beam over the next two to three weeks when the companies said they expected the phenomenon to go away. No Solution Shop workers said they didnt know when the scaffolding will be taken down and theyre discussing it with the buildings manager. The Walkie Talkie, designed by Uruguayan architect Rafael Vinoly, is due to be completed next year. The higher floors are larger than those below, creating more space on less land. The curved glass slants down toward the street and creates the magnifying effect. An e-mail to the architects firm asking for comment wasnt returned. The Vdara Hotel and Spa at Citycenter in Las Vegas , also designed by Vinoly, produces a similar effect to the Walkie Talkie because of its curved shape, according to London-based newspaper the Guardian.
Kris Welham plundered a fourth try for Rovers after the break, Hall kicking three goals. But Soward was the star of the show, bolstering his two tries with four goals before the departing Bryant took over kicking duties to improve his own late try on his farewell appearance. The Broncos’ victory ensured that they climb up to 13th, leaving Salford to suffer the indignity of finishing in last place. VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock: “It was a bit of an up and down game. At 16-0, we were in total control. “But we lost our way when Evarn Tuimavave and Jason Netherton went off. Our completion rate went out the window. To London’s credit they got back in the game and deserved to win. “Josh [Guzdek] went okay for us. And he scored a nice little try with his first touch. “Physically he has a bit of work to do if he wants to progress his career.