Letter: V&A puzzle

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The Independent Culture
Sir: No-one in the media seems to have commented on the fact that the plans for the Libeskind extension ("V&A wins approval for spiral annexe", 17 November) completely ignore the colonnade and the wall beside it on Exhibition Road.

This is a Grade 1 listed monument to the war damage caused to the museum in that place. A plaque has been placed on the wall to commemorate the bombing raids, and the wall has been left deliberately un-repaired so that passers-by can see what damage was caused.

I am interested to know what Mr Libeskind envisages doing with the colonnade and wall. I hope that neither are to be removed or demolished, since the whole point is that the war damage occurred in precisely that place.


London E17