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21 April 2016


Balancing on War Ruins: Moorgate taken by Edith Tudor-Hart in 1946. So much of London was like this in the late 1940s and on into the 1950s, in some ways it is miraculous that so many Georgian and Victorian buildings did survive at all: gloomy thoughts prompted by Rowan Moore’s polemical Slow Burn City which is partly about the catastrophe of Boris’s 400 skyscrapers soon to be unleashed on unsuspecting Londoners; read this article and weep. Some of us who used to try and be nice about Boris because we love and admire his amazing mother Charlotte, now cannot do anything but utter inward shrieks and outward expressions of despair and rage.

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