Please do not build any more tall buildings on the historic Southbank . The last bastion of central London, not to be destroyed. Please preserve it for future generations - The Cut, Lower Marsh and Bankside. Look the the hidious tall building One Blackfriars - shame on the planners- completely out of keeping with the Southbank
Too late - there's another six or seven tall buildings going up on the opposite of Blackfrairs Bridge to One Blackfriars, on what was the Express Newspapers site and the Lloyds Bank computer centre site. We live in sight and sound of both sites - the noise is horrendous. Do wish someone would / could invent silent demolition and construction. There's a challenge for all you clever SE1 inventors!!
When you look at The Shard, it's so iconic. I think building anything around it will spoil the look completely. You only have to look at Canary Wharf to see how that has changed over the years and its lost its appeal.
Elizabeth House was a lost cause at Waterloo some time ago but even worse is still going through the machinery - the destruction of the IMAX cinema on the roundabout opposite the station and its replacement by a pole-type building up to 130M. high. Gradually the Thames is disappearing into a canyon of ugly towers. What a legacy for our descendants.