Museum of London

Following the announcement that Sir Simon Rattle’s folie de grandeur has been axed, I wonder very much what will now happen to the old Museum of London, a strange and awkward building straddling a roundabout, but surely important as late work of Powell and Moya, informed by Philip Powell’s experience of designing Christ Church Picture Gallery under the Deanery garden. The site was due to be sold for redevelopment to help fund the new museum, but it will be a pity if the Barbican has to compete with another dull monster, like the rest of those which line London Wall:-

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