Wednesday, 31 May 2006

Demolish that building

At last, they've started demolition work on that flippin' 'orrible building at the roundabout just south of Westminster Bridge. About time too.

I'd like to nominate another gem from RIVIA (the Royal Institute of Visually Inept Architects). It's a block of flats on the Battersea Park Road / Prince of Wales Drive junction. However, this building is brand new. It's a horrible looking lump by anyone's standards. In fact, I'd go as far as to describe it as a CARBUNCLE.

I'll send my man from Magnum to document. More later.

3 comments:

Overoften said...

20 years, that's been empty! Anyone know why it's taken so long to do anything about it?

Pangloss said...

Don't know. Possibly because some people see it's of architectural importance and have tried to save it. Well, they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Overoften said...

Good Lord, the new hotel is said to be GBP300million...
I wonder what proportion of that is the land value.