Letter: Greenhouse defect

Sir: Richard Rogers's plans for the South Bank appear to be trying to fix something that is not broken ('Rogers proposes glass umbrella for concrete South Bank', 9 September). The problems of access should be addressed independently from the overall design of the complex. If the approach from Waterloo Station and the walkway over Hungerford Bridge were made more pleasant, it might be found that people liked using the South Bank as it exists.

As for the 'look of London along the River Thames' that Sir Richard is so concerned about, many people like the contrast of the facing banks. Many more would find an elliptical greenhouse far more objectionable.

Yours faithfully,

MARK TOTTENHAM

London, SW9

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