Number Five's comments
The shock of the new, as the Tardis lands and transforms a suburban house into a palette storage yard?
Oh dear...Bog standard Brown and no aroma of roses from the garden bridge. Flush him away?
Sound wisdom in this article, but blaming architects for it is like blaming barristers for the crime rate. Western society did not wake up during the nightmare of the oil crisis in the seventies, when this should have been tackled. Instead we dreamed on that we could continue as usual. It is now too late and we must face the music and pay the price, which could well be the extinction of our species, unless Mr Attenborough can save us at 9pm tonight on BBC 1.
Macron has taken on a Napoleonic/de Guelle manque air and needs to reflect on the fact that he would not have a nation, if it were not for the Allies’ immense sacrifices in two world wars. He could probably complete his appalling Marianne impersonation by bearing his chest, and donning a gillet jeune and a handbag.
Violet-le-Duc had some funny ideas and was a conservation architect. The time frame of 5 years is insane, it could take decades. As for the flèche, recreation of the an architectural conjecture by the French Pugin manque is a wasted opportunity. We need a symbol of hope for the future, such as the Skylon in red, white and blue. Possibly with a zip wire attached so that Macron can do a Boris, and combine fornication with travel.
We need a flèche for the 21st century...from an international starchitect.
Be careful what you wish for...maybe we can convince the French to have a tulip-shaped spire, with an educational platform and viewing pods? It might be a clever way of saving London from that fate?
Lessons learnt doesn’t do it. We need a full criminal investigation into potential corruption and misuse of public office. A few prison sentences sends out the right message and deterrent, whether it be a duck house or a fantasy bridge.
It’s a turd on a stick...
It all looks very silly to me...