So if developers can make substantial changes to a prominent design after gaining consent - not to mention changing architects at will - where does this leave the planning system?
How come Crystal CG is allowed to promote its Olympic work in this way when architects and engineers seemingly aren't?
"The channel tunnel, on which not a single architect was involved"? BDP, which designed the English chunnel terminal in its entirety, might have something to say about that. All disciplines including architecture were deployed, resulting in several buildings still in use today. Architects might not have been involved in the running tunnels, but then nor were they on the Jubilee Line or Crossrail.
Comment on: 2011: The year of iconus horribilis
"Rumour has it Patrik Schumacher arrived on a late train" for the Stirling Prize? Rumour is wrong there. Patrik and colleagues from Zaha's office were on the same train to Sheffield as me, arriving some hours before the ceremony.
Er - but Gerald Ratner said his own products were rubbish, not someone else's!