When I first heard they were reconstructing it I imagined the worst thing that could happen to it would be that it would be painted completely white.
As it is the fact that parts of the metal work have been highlighted ,should be better than that.
The problem is .(setting the colour issue aside for a moment)
in order to make the pictures taken of the front of the building after it was painted gray
Look(in my opinion ) as good as possible, I had to increase the brightens even though they were taken on a sunny day.
I think this level of brightness looks good (page 4),for a colourless building the problem is that in reality it doesn't actually look like that.
I sort of feel if you have to increase the brightens on a sunny day to make it look as good as it can look its been painted to dark.(in my opinion),and Im not talking about the interior shots.
Sue, I think that Firbankian high camp has its place in the SE1 mix.
Perhaps the Pool of London Partnership should employ Michael as a resident aesthete/"greenery-yallery-Grosvenor-Gallery-foot-in-the- grave young man" to stoll through the crowds on Market days drawing their attention to these abominations against taste?
Edited to add - I mentioned the Firbank reference to a more literary friend, who advised me that Valmouth contains caught snatches of conversation from a confused and disconnected crowd - uncannily similar to the Chatter forum ???.