yes, because when I go to work I never leave the office to buy a sandwich or a drink or a newspaper or a birthday card or some milk and therefore never put anything back into the local economy. Just like the 20,000 other workers who will be in this building.
I say build the tower and so does my partner! We both live in Trinity Street i.e. the vicinity of the proposed Shard. We currently see from our bedroom window one of the ugliest monstrosities ever constructed....Guys' Hospital and also some other non-descript towers.
I shop, walk and work in the area and can see no reason to refuse this beautiful building, which will further assist the ongoing re-generation of this part of Southwark. A major benefit will be the re-development of London Bridge Station.
English Heritage is an un-elected Quango who would, if they got their way, have us trotting aroung the City in Pony and traps.
And just for the record, why do we need these protected views of St Pauls? I for one believe that It is a building that needs to be seen close up.
London should never stand still and this is one of the reasons that makes it such a vibrant and diverse place to live. This is the 21st centuary and we need new building to reflect that. The old and the new should and can co-exist together in my opinion.
Ian Glover Trinity Street
for as long as I can remember, those who talk about business on radio and television have predicted that more and more people will be working from home. So, Why do we keep building more and more office blocks? It has recently been estimated that their is the equivalent of the offices in the canary warf development which are empty in London alone, so why build more. Has it become an obsession? What is wrong with open space?