Sunday 16 June 2002 10.09am
So, English Heritage have once again made complete spanners of themselves, this time by listing an NCP Carpark in Soho as a Grade 2 Listed building. The result being that now it can't be torn down and redeveloped. How about a few nominations for SE1 Grade 2 listings? To get the ball rolling, here are my starters for ten:
(1) The Butts Pub, Elephant and Castle. Truly a more marvellous spectacle than even the trainspotting toilet.
(2) Ashenden Tower Block, New Kent Road
. I know everyone was stoned in the 60s, but that is one bad trip.
(3) Norman Foster's 60s throw-back Egg. The first truly hideous building of the new millennium, and in such a prime location. Well done, Norm, for ruining the view of Tower Bridge.
Any other suggestions?