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 Isisbridge
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high treason carbuncles
6 years ago.
 Isisbridge
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6 years ago.
 Isisbridge
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www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2015/sep/02/walkie-talkie-london-wins-carbuncle-cup-worst-building-of-year

It has singed shopfronts, melted cars and caused great gusts of wind to sweep pedestrians off their feet. Now the Walkie Talkie tower, the bulbous comedy villain of London’s skyline, has been bestowed with the Carbuncle Cup by Building Design (BD) magazine for the worst building of the year.

It looms thuggishly over its low-rise neighbours like a broad-shouldered banker in a cheap pinstriped suit.

From further east, its silhouette is reminiscent of a sanitary towel, flapping behind Tower Bridge. The headquarters of the Royal Institute of Town Planners stands two streets away. “It’s a daily reminder,” sighs one employee, “never to let such a planning disaster ever happen again.”

It is a challenge finding anyone who has something positive to say about this building,” says Carbuncle Cup jury chair and BD editor Thomas Lane. “The result is Londoners now have to suffer views of this bloated carbuncle crashing into London’s historic skyline like an unwelcome guest at a party from miles away.
5 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
 Isisbridge
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Londoners back limit on skyscrapers as fears for capital’s skyline grow.
www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/aug/27/londoners-back-skyscraper-limit-skyline
4 years ago.
 Isisbridge
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4 years ago.

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