Bath has always been a popular tourist attraction. Partly due, without doubt, to the existence of the hot springs which have always been, and always will be, a magnificent natural achievement. But also because of its remarkable architecture and the way in which, over the centuries, any new construction has been built in keeping with existing surroundings (a law enforced by the local planning office).
To place a huge glass structure in the middle of town would take away a large slice of the romantic charm that Bath possesses and would turn the city into yet another millennium spending spree. Is this really what we want for one of Britain's most historical area's?
Oh, and by the by, does Mr Simons expect his building to be standing in a thousand years? Surely not.