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‘Tulip is an abomination’ says Gherkin client


"Architectural conceit" just about sums it up. This building - if we can call it that - is a symbol of arrogance and greed which is damaging to the environment and will do nothing to enhance the London skyline. Despite the arguments put forward in its favour, they do little to dispel the view held by myself and others that this tower is not needed, and the educational "benefit" will be minimal. If I was a tourist, I would be more interested in the world famous historic sites such as the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. If I wanted a panoramic view, I would visit the Shard which at least has multiple uses and is an impressive piece of design and engineering. The Tulip just looks ridiculous. I would dispute the statement that Norman Foster "greatest architect of the 21st century."

Posted date

4 April, 2019

Posted time

11:04 am