Jan the old one wrote:blimey did i spell it wrong? catterpolt? boys with sticks. elastic bands..stones..my attempt it was to inject a little bit of humour!
Jan the old one wrote:I think it would be spectacular at Canary Wharf, overlooking the dome perhaps?
Bel Ludovic wrote:Personally I don't much care for it. I've never been a fan of height for height's sake, and too many towers with otherwise sound designs are ruined by reaching disproportionately high in comparison to their surroundings.
Bel Ludovic wrote:London has more than enough going for it without needing to engage in this race for the sky that every other tuppence-haypenny city across the world is attempting.
Bel Ludovic wrote:If London absolutely must accommodate this monument to Renzo Piano's ego then it should be situated in one of the two existing clusters: the City or Canary Wharf.
wjfox2004 wrote:No, the Shard must stand alone, so its full impact can be appreciated. Why try to hide it? If built in the City, its beauty would be largely obscured by surrounding buildings. If built in Canary Wharf, it would look rather out-of-place surrounded by those boxy corporate towers, and far less tourists would go over there and see it.
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