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Architect rethinks plans for threatened East End oddity


Congratulations to David Collard for running a very successful grass roots campaign to save 'one of the best visual jokes in London'. Again proving the power of change.org to help move opinion, such as pushing the Corporation of London towards preserving of the wonderful General Markets at Smithfield. I find it interesting that the remnants of historic, domestic architecture, sandwiched between Somerset House and Kings College have not raise the same feelings of passion, nor mustered a concerted effort to save them from demolition. Yet it is exactly this background architectural landscape, taken for granted and often not protected, that gives London a strong sense of place. By securing the past helps provide a future urban environment that avoids it becoming yet another homogeneous city in the international mold.

Posted date

30 April, 2015

Posted time

2:32 am