April 2, 2014

Can London's Skyline Be Saved?

Simon Jenkins, London Evening Standard

AP Photo

Stand on Westminster or Waterloo Bridges or look out from Primrose or Parliament Hills and, apart from respect for the views of St Paul’s, there is scenic havoc. Johnson and his predecessor Ken Livingstone abandoned the former policy of clustering high-rises in the City and Canary Wharf. These evaporated with the Shard and the Walkie Talkie. The Thames through the city centre is to become a canyon along the south bank from Bermondsey to Westminster and on down to Wandsworth.

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