Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Hot Air Holds Up West Ham's New Stadium

According to today's Sun the gasometers in the interactive map below are set to explode West Ham's dreams of a new 70,000 seater stadium. The paper claims that these gasometers are now protected buildings and therefore can't be demolished.

The Parcelforce site is the area to the right and then running along the tube line to the south. I have no idea if the area with the gasometers is the planned area of the new stadium. The area to the north of the canal, around the West Ham Pumping Station, is quite nice for walking (currently partly closed off because of development work for the Olympics) and the gasometers are a real blot on the landscape so I certainly hope they aren't protected.

Coincidently if you scroll the map a little eastwards the Memorial Park (at the other end of Memorial Ave from West Ham tube station) is where West Ham played at the turn of the 20th century.

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