John Smith's comments
Why don't they just put Heatherwick's expo pavilion here instead? It will need a home.
Nice open selection process then Richard.
That just stupid and makes asrchitects look like ignorant bigots that can't accept variations in style.
What ever happended to pluralism?
...and why are they asking a racing driver for his opinion anyway.
Not got much on at the moment then?
I'm loving all this - modernism, classicism, pluralism, - ooohh I want to hug them all.
Bring on the of mutual lovin'.
Take a chill pill mate.
Those images aren't by Stanton Williams they are generic images put together for the brief.
Oh and another thing Boris, watch out because the people at Middlesbrough are so embarrassed about it all that the guy who so boldly commissioned was recently given the heave ho.
Start packing up your desk now.
The problem is you see that this is really a monument to British failiure. In the same year that Corus virtually collapses on Tyneside Boris Johnson commissions a multimillion pound tower which will be built overseas.
Dear Sir Terence
I don't think the steel is coming from Corus. Their Middlesbrough plant is shutting partly because Anish's other ugly sculpture being built on the banks of the Tyne is made from seel from the Netherlands not the local mill.
Dear Mr Serota,
You seem to think that architects should be flattered by the fact that 'Anish wanted to be there'. Is he some sort of god? In our discipline works are commissioned on the basis on whether they are any good or not. Not on the basis of who designed them. The art world is full of sycophants.