Ryan Bradley

HS2 – ‘The Calm Before the Storm’

The project,
As Britain’s countryside surrenders further more natural landscape to modernization, due to a myriad of factors such as the rise of the population and demand for convenience, a prioritized proposal has been given the ‘go-ahead’ for a quicker transport system of the HS2 Phase 1 Line from Curzon Street Birmingham, to London Euston, with the commencement of construction due to begin in 2017 and completion date set for 2026. From station to station, the new train line is set to rip through roughly 119 miles of the natural English countryside, polluting clean environments of British greenery, and manipulating parts of both city centers, while severely piercing the United Kingdom with an estimated price of £43 Billion incurred to the Department of Transport (although a suggested estimate from the Institute of Economic Affairs is £80 billion.) Running at such an enormous cost, along with the destruction of natural environments guaranteed, this is a serious cause for concern, and must be visually announced before a final confirmation of the route and HS2 is announced and the construction begins.
This project for the exhibition focuses primarily on the landscape that will be effected directly by the High Speed 2 Phase 1 Line before the impact of construction begins; documenting the direct beauty of the countryside in its simplicity, alongside specific locations for the construction of designated stations and enhancements of the declared route (line straight through the direct middle of composition) – released to the public in a governmental statement released on the 19th December 2013.

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