LR:>If you follow that line to its logical conclusion, then Coin Street should now be planning to demolish the scandalously wasteful, low rise, low density houses with individual gardens (near Bernie Spain Gardens) built in the first phase of development and rebuild them with something more "appropriate" to their city centre location.
I have little doubt that the builders of such houses - at the back of the Alaska, near St James's church etc. greatly regret not having put up sky scrapers... and then rented them out until they sold them some years later!
Even the worst excesses of modern apartment blocks tend to look better than those pokey 'executive' houses.
It looks okay to me... certainly better than that God-awful Beetham Tower they're planning further to the east.
Yes, it's very tall - but compared to the Beetham Tower it's a better size and scale, it's set further back from the river and the design is less pretentious and wacky, so overall it won't "stick out" as much.
And by the way, what's so bad about the NatWest Tower? I actually think it's quite cool.