Paul Finch misses the point. He is only writing about climate change because of Extinction Rebillion. They've put it on his radar. What they did was intelligent, creative and unprecedented. He should thank them.
There is an easy answer to anyone left fuming by sitting in their car in an Embankment traffic jam: On yer bike.
Good to see it go, even though it’s replacement is somewhere between bland and dismal.
But... it has low floor to floor heights, with a split level layout reflected precisely in the cladding. So reuse of the facade would be very difficult.
Most of all though, it is a building which, urbanistically, has killed this corner of Marylebone with its dead ground floor for more than half a century.
Oh dear. Bradford’s loss. They could have had something wonderful from Tim Ronalds. Instead they’ve opted for something mediocre - but perhaps they’re so dim they’ll never even realise what they’ve lost. Commiserations, Tim.
Well done, Elsie. You'll get my vote.