29 Sep '15, 7pm

Globe’s @ereguly gets urbanity, preservation, the Walkie Talkie & @stevemouzon

Globe’s @ereguly gets urbanity, preservation, the Walkie Talkie & @stevemouzon

Eric Reguly is a business columnist for the Globe and Mail, based in Rome. That's one of the few European cities that is not getting a lot of new tall skyscrapers. However he really has nothing good to say about what has happened in London recently. He notes in his article, Why skyscrapers are killing great cities , the awfulness of the Strata Building, AKA the Philishave, which TreeHugger covered when it won the Carbuncle Cup a few years ago. It's the so-called green building with integrated wind turbines that don't do anything, and that the developer wanted motors added so that they looked like they were. He also mentions the Gherkin, the Cheesegrater and the dreaded Walkie Talkie , the Worst Building Ever, which we have covered a few times because of its overwhelming awfulness. However Reguly's judgements are not just architectural; he also picks up some of the points w...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/how-skyscrapers-ar...

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