Demolition of the north-east corner at White Hart Lane, another demolition west of the stadium and a brand new western façade of the new 61,000-seater. A lot is going on in northern London!
Recent months have been very busy for Tottenham. Having secured the final planning permission for their new stadium, the club are doing great progress on site, where the north end’s structure is already rising to field level.
Old ground giving way
Just after Tottenham had announced potential demolition of the north-east corner of White Hart Lane, workers entered this part of the stadium to clear all elements possible to dismantle. This began in May and by now the front cladding has been removed and heavy machinery began demolishing the corner piece by piece.
Another part of the historical old ground being demolished now is the Rudolph’s pub. Not actually part of the stadium, it had stood west of the stadium for decades, becoming a major part of Tottenham’s identity and a community asset. Initial plan was to demolish the pub already in 2013, but due to the new stadium project being halted the timing has changed. We highlighted both elements red in the aerial photo below:
New western façade
While Rudolph’s is slowly disappearing from the landscape, we learned yesterday how the same space will look in the future. Western façade of the stadium, including its main entrance, will lie partly where the pub used to be. Now Tottenham have submitted an application to redesign this part of the new stadium to create a more impressive and welcoming entrance.
Bonus: great construction preview
For those of you eager to see construction updates, graphic designer Asil Purcell prepared a 3D model showing how the new stadium will grow to overshadow existing White Hart Lane. While the animation is simplified, it provides impressive level of detail in showing the project!