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Nicholas Grimshaw 's proposal for a 42-storey tower at Paddington Station appears to be a text-book example of the genre. It embodies Corbusier 's edict that land displaced by buildings should be replaced with gardens on the roof, and its scale seems appropriate to an urban landscape dominated by the gutsy scale of the nearby canal and railway lines. Tall buildings and major transport networks work well together in practical as well as aesthetic terms. Densely populated buildings need ...

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