CEZARY BEDNARSKI's comments
Seeing Notre Dame on fire gave me this disorienting feeling of insecurity, as if my own home was on fire. But now we have an opportunity to build on this tragedy, which should make us realise that it is humanity that suffered a loss, and not just Paris or the Catholics. We all share in this loss and must unite in the work ahead.
Thank you Mr Cable.
We must bring integrity back into the British politics and public life. Those that misuse, waste, or steal, public money must be put in front of a judge.
Norman Foster refers to it as a 'symbol'...
Whichever god is free and wiling – help us, if this ungainly concoction is to be a symbol that we are to be linked to.
Having said that, it somehow goes well with the Brexshit paranoia.
It just says : "up yours", literally.
Paul, I want my tax money back and be spent in a rational way.
This whole project was a scam from start to end, and we cannot conceivably let the culprits get away with it. Enough is enough.
The only rational decision.
Well put Paul, thank you. Homes are not about styles but about light, space and joy, and communities.
My own double house in Notting Hill, build on 106m2 (!) of land and visited thus far by some 3010 people, in now on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWCDTgjjUi8 (some years too late…). At planning - two letters of support, no objections, then two awards.
In 2016, after I saw from the top of Trellick Tower that most of land in North Kensington was taken by train tracks and roads, I wrote to the mayor about building housing above train tracks. The issue is the cost and legalities. I suggested that it was up to the mayor/state to untangle the legal issues of air rights, and then to pay for and procure ‘new land’ in form of slabs/platforms above tracks. These then would be issued to social housing builders as new development land.
This really is grotesque and offensive...
Who was the bridge engineer? It surely was not Piano, who, as i recall, is an architect...
Give credit to the engineer !
The only rational and morally correct line of action. Then we have to haul the individuals behind this calamity in front of a judge.
“A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable.”
No space for beauty czars in this process...
Many moons ago I had the pleasure of spending a few days with Roger Scruton, at a 21st Century Trust's seminar. I enjoyed his sharp mind, and indeed also his sharp tongue. I did not enjoy some of his views.
As architecture is about space, light, joy and social and environmental responsibility, and not about 'beauty' or styles', it is my view that a neutral advocate would serve us better.