Letter: Demolition call
Monday 23 November 1998
Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, the architectural historian, does not even condescend to name the architect. "It was called a disgrace directly it went up" (in 1932) he wrote. "It was nine storeys, and its skyline does untold damage to that of St Paul's."
The millennium will be celebrated by the demolition of Marsham Towers, which now wreck the view of the Palace of Westminster.
Yet Faraday Building still rises, green and white like a monstrous Italian ice-cream, in an area and against a background where even the insensitive developers of the 1960s were obliged to maintain a tactfully low profile.
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