Could Sarah Sands' reluctance to report on any of this have anything to do with the fact that the current editor of the Evening Standard is alleged to have invested personally in the Garden Bridge?
If Thomas Heatherwick were actually an architect this would surely be a case for RIBA disciplinary action.
HE should at least say what has actually happened. The ceiling hasn't 'been removed', it has been smashed up. 'Been removed' is weasel words designed to gloss over a failure to protect. It is possible to remove a ceiling - think of Croome Court (now NT) decades ago, where ceilings ended up in the US. This could have been removed, and maybe sold. But Anna Sullivan is right. Far better would have been to leave it in situ and watch admiring parents express delight and surprise at their student offspring's new accommodation - at an enhanced price, naturally.
@heavenairport - Sorry to keep on 'splaining but in the absence of an ironic typeface, which Nwola Uduku and I both maybe needed, it's the difference between shocking and surprising. So these findings are shocking but not surprising.
@Nwola Uduku: it should be, that ratio of 1:40 particularly. Not many professions still do quite so badly.
Gas riser? Surely not, in a block built after the collapse of Ronan Point in 1968. Wasn't gas banned from towers after that? Are architects and politicians forgetting that ancient history?