GregoryE

GregoryE

Joined August 2008

Time for a change. Something strange, not too far out of range, but full of deep ideas and profound elevations, from where dramatic new viewpoints can be reached. We need to look both forwards and backwards to see where we can go, and what we need to hang on to. I am equally in love with history and new technology, but fear that the latter may become a runaway horse that tramples much of value. Transport for London intend to demolish a part of Eduardo Paolozzi’s fantastic suite of mosaics in Tottenham Court Road Station in London. They will create a much more spacious station which will be a great benefit, but I think that they could preserve these mosaics, at least a part of them. Development in London has destroyed many wonderful buildings, such as Saville House which was by Smithfield Market, Stone House on Bishopsgate, and the Streatham Skating Arena. Of course all cities face the dichotomy of preserve or develop, and when the benefits outweigh the loss then we have to accept, with sadness, these demolitions. All too often, however, there are only individual profits driving these changes, not public benefits.

  • Joined: August 2008