Liverpool Street Station (21)

For some reason, I was able to access the article below about the letter in today’s Times to which I was a signatory about the hideous proposal to put a brand new 18-storey tower block bang on top of the Victorian Great Eastern Hotel, as if this is somehow going to save it, instead of looking both monstrous and ludicrous.

I was only sorry that the signatories did not include the designer, Adam Nathaniel Furman, who asked the sensible question on twitter two days ago as to why on earth Herzog and de Meuron have agreed to do it, when as Furman rightly says, they ‘are usually such good architects’. ‘Don’t ruin one of our best railways stations, while simultaneously ruining your reputation’.

Good to see that he’s got 20,000 followers.


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