Cutty Sark 2012


To celebrate the Cutty Sark's 141st birthday, CuttySark.org has released a new image showing how the tea clipper will look when it finally opens after restoration work is completed. The original glass wave concept has been replaced by a large conservatory.

16 comments:

Monkeyboy said...

Was the wave the idea of totally covering the ship, masts 'n' all? I never got that

Brockley Nick said...

There was the ship in the bottle idea, but that got scotched in favour of something like this picture but more dramatic...

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

Rather sadly it looks like a fish out of water to me.

Anonymous said...

It looks fantastic great use of the glass.

Brockley Nick said...

I had pictured the boat sitting higher on the 'water line' of glass.

Deptford dame said...

They just need to paint some big blue waves around the glass...or perhaps a few metres of sticky-back plastic?

Anonymous said...

somebody probably would have complained the masts obscured the sight lines to St Pauls 84 miles away.....I like it - you'll just imagine it's laden with lots of tea and fat sailors...

Matt-Z said...

@ Nick - I agree, the previous designs showed the glass level appearing lower on the plimsol line. This new design is less imaginative too, looking more like a greenhouse than water.

Anonymous said...

I think you're wrong - water looked naff. This is simple and clean.

Mazer said...

I feel disappointed, I can't quite put my finger on it, but the old/new fusion just doesn't look right to me. I think there is too much glass and it is too high, think it detracts from the beauty of the ship. Hope if looks better than this when completed, I have really missed it when I cycle past.

John said...

Is this still technically the Cutty Sark or a model?

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

The effect they achieved with the Great Britain is a vast improvement IMHO

http://www.ssgreatbritain.org/Home.aspx

Anonymous said...

..if only you'd gone into design rather than wasting your life away on a blog the world would be a lot prettier place.

Tamsin said...

Golly, yes, the Great Britain is much better. This looks as if it is sinking in something that is not water anyway.

Do they need it at all? It is a ship with such lovely lines it seems a shame to spoil it. Any chance of having it back the way it was before?

One used to be able to see the masts from Friendly Street - not sure if one still would be able to with the new tower blocks - I hope so.

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Brockley Nick said...

Please try making the same point in a more civilised manner.

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