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"As you may have noticed, our low-rise capital is acquiring a growing collection of high-rise buildings.
"As Paul Murrain explains in a thought-provoking essay for Create Streets, this is not a good thing:
"There is nothing that better illustrates the race to the bottom in London's development than the two 50-storey residential glass towers at the southern end of Blackfriars Bridge.
What’s the rationale for that? Why 50 storeys? Where did that come from? Did some planner toss a coin? Perhaps I’m being unfair. If it was a result of careful wind, light and sun calculations to benefit the public space, I'm sure I will be told in no uncertain terms."