Monday 18 June 2007 10.15pm
I thought it was excellent. You saw what a huge passion Ackroyd had for London, and how he actually understood it. That is a passion and understanding English Heritage/Ed Vaizey/UNESCO do not have, as is clear in their arguments. They have not done ANYTHING about the travesty that is the poor quality low rise offices around St Pauls Cathedral, yet they say "Whaaaa! The Shard
is too big and dominating! Whaaaa!"
peter Ackroyd should be in charge of planning in London. He understands it better than anyone I have ever seen.