From the design details provided one can see at a glance that this is a prestige building and admirable, in every respect, a worthy winner of the design contest. Does anyone want to explain why it should not go ahead as a rather special 'Flagship Building, and needs to be dummed down to fit in with adjacent buildings? It's a University Building for Gods sake, with all that that entails. It appears the Council wanted a Ford, and were given a Ferrari.
Two public opinion Polls should be held, one inviting public opposition to the London Skyline future alterations, and another more discreet survey should be held asking the same people: What would be their favourite foreign city destination to visit, and surprise, surprise, a large number will want to visit New York. In fact they will tell you NY is wonderful, and if they had such a wonderful time when there and as for the skyscrapers they are awe inspiring and yes, they did go to the top of the Empire State Building, and everyone should go there ....