LETTER : Wheel of good fortune for Londoners of the future

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Sir: I find it hard to believe that responsible officials have given the go-ahead for the Ferris wheel on the South Bank.

The main objection is one of scale. The grouping of the Houses of Parliament and the buildings on the opposite bank of the river reflect an architectural balance.

This the wheel would destroy totally. One can image coachloads of foreigners going away in disbelief that the British had been so insensitive as to destroy the appearance of their capital.

Alan Jordan