This is the unsightly new Shell Centre, approved this morning by the an-aesthetic Tory Government as the new face of London’s South Bank, close to the concert halls and National Theatre.
Ugly? Not even. It’s just another characterless development that could be anywhere in the world (the developers are from Qatar).
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, had the sense and good taste to kill off the latest anodyne development plan for the South Bank Centre culture area. He needs to get stuck in and stop this defacement of a riverfront stretch of national and world heritage.
Boris, are you reading me?