After years of absence utopia has returned to the wonderful world of planning. Planners, developers and architects have found new passion for grandeur and excess. They have combined it with social and political ideals and re-invented the glorious. But after years of mediocrity why are plans now inspiring new awe?
It's not every day that a whole new block of skyscrapers is proposed for London, even with the current construction boom but Ballymore, the Irish property developers are currently making a play for the big time with their massive proposals for the Millenium Quarter. The latest of these is Crossharbour, destined for the site of the London Arena.