Double enquiry into Ian Simpson and Wilkinson Eyre towers gets under way
Both schemes – proposed for sites near Blackfriars Bridge, south of the Thames – were called in by Communities Secretary Hazel Blears in May.
The public hearing has already thrown up a number of gems from Simpson, who was called to defend his scheme.
Under questioning, Simpson reportedly said that he had ‘immersed [himself] in the spirit of the site’, had ‘handcrafted [a] seminal singular form’, and had created ‘the most beautiful and appropriate building [he had] ever designed'.
A blow-by-blow account of the enquiry can be read at www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/3487