Concorde to settle on Thames, or will it?


concorde.jpgCommuters in London who picked up free newspaper The Metro were this morning treated to a story about an iconic aircraft that will settle on a jetty on the Thames next to the London Eye, London’s famous ferris wheel and landmark on the South Bank.

According to the newspaper, the retired supersonic airliner, Concorde, may soon be atop a double deck concourse with a river boat landing stage underneath housing an exhibition about the iconic aircraft.

The aircraft in question will not be a mock up but an actual Concorde aircraft, codenamed Alpha Bravo which made its last flight between New York and London on 15 August 2000, weeks after the crash of an Air France Concorde outside Paris.

RHWL Architects is credited as the source for the project. A spokesman at the firm told Flightglobal he could not release the images used in the article because they were out of date and it’s not a story they have, as yet, released to the press.



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