Saturday, 19 May 2007

A View

In this view of the city the Tower of London is hidden behind Tower Bridge. London is growing to look unlike itself. A tangle of glass, metal and marble - not all of it good. The skyline is rising and changing. Gherkin is huge but seems less imposing because of its shape. The once massive Nat West Tower is being joined in height and stature by other less attractive, prominent and bland tall buildings. One of my old favourites - the Lloyds Building - is dwarfed, its blue cranes no longer visible above its neighbours. Wouldn't be so bad if there was something good but mostly its the naughties equivalent of those 60s office blocks that have been torn down. Cheap. Quick. Ugly. Disposable.

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