LETTER: Paternoster Square revisited

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From Mr Roger Houghton

Sir: The fault of the Paternoster Square scheme is not its neo-classicism but its attempt to hide behind a superficial and poorly executed layer of classical style.

The classical orders are as relevant a basis for architectural design 1,500 years after Rome as they were 1,300 years after. Their past use in the British Isles has shown them to be ideally suited to the urban environments and as adaptable to domestic use as to civic.

Yours faithfully,

Roger Houghton