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Skylines: Opinions on Renzo Piano's Shard, London


Anti-urban urbanism attains a new degree of crystalline perfection: a hermetically sealed Platonic solid, a new pyramid to tower over the slaves of capital, plugged directly into the anus of suburbia to avoid contamination of its migratory hive workers. An autistic, Ayn Randian triumph of the will, it's a back-of-the-envelop doodle arbitrarily inflated by funny money. This glass wigwam is not some metastasis of a deeper cancer: it is the cancer itself. Tom Wilkinson

Posted date

26 July, 2012

Posted time

9:42 am