Is Architecture Destroying The Thames?

London's historic riverscape is disappearing under architectural setpieces.
May 20, 2003, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Everything that makes London look like London is being destroyed. Such is the cry of the latest panic over London's architectural landscape, this time inspired by Renzo Piano's plan to build Europe's tallest skyscraper, a 1,016ft glass shard, at London Bridge. In this instance the outcry centres on its impact on the river, and last month's public inquiry into the project heard a lot about the damage the tower threatened to do to the historic views of the Thames.But it is already far too late. There are no historic views any more. As a journey downriver, from Hammersmith in the west all the way to Wapping and Deptford in the east, reveals, the damage has already been done."

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Published on Monday, May 19, 2003 in The Guardian Unlimited
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