Taking a slightly late look at this article on the Londonist discussing options for various spaces in London, some derelict some not which could be turned into gentrifying examples of NYC’s High Line.
Of course what isn’t being discussed is what are the possibilites for leaving these spaces alone? Perhaps London needs derelict areas in its centre. Following the Olympic example in Hackney Wick, does every “wasteland” need to be tamed as a a high function urban park?
On the south side of Tower Bridge just behind the Mayor’s office and in the shadow of the shard, a “derelict” patch of grass. Next door development has started on another long standing empty plot of land.