Every city sees an ebb and flow of architectural development and the development of a new area can bring about beautiful contrasts of old and new. The styles can intermingle with each other and create something astonishingly beautiful. This, however, does not seem to be the case with London.
The modern tends to collide with the traditional. In some cases there seems to be this physical mishmash of nonsense as a result. It seems more akin to a creative child’s opus of Meccano and Lego more so than an architect’s vision.
It’s as if the city is trying to blend the traditional and the modern without either side’s willingness to concede a single inch and the resulting shambles ensures that nobody really gains anything.