Letter: Value of a house set in concrete

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Sir: Those poor, unsophisticated readers who share my view that Rachel Whiteread's concoction House is utter rubbish can rest assured that, despite the pleas of the Independent, the monstrosity will not remain in place beyond the end of November.

The Bow Neighbourhood Committee decided on a date for removal even before work began, in order that we can continue laying out a new park. This half-constructed park is, naturally, littered with bricks, bulldozers and half- demolished roads as work goes on. Your dismissal of it as merely 'scruffy' leads me to wonder what sort of standards you have in municipal parks as well as in art.

Yours faithfully,


Chair, Parks Board

Bow Neighbourhood Council

London, E3

4 November