Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Central Saint Giles WC2 - discuss
There has been a lot of controversy about the new Renzo Piano designed Central Saint Giles building - personally I think it's great. Yes, it looks a bit like meccano but that's part of its charm. As much as I love this area and the fact it is so full of history (the black plague of the late 17th century claimed it's first recorded victims in the parish of St Giles so I dread to think what they dug up when they were excavating this site...) but in more recent times the buildings and general vibe around here has been pretty uninspiring. Suddenly we have this shocking burst of colour, a towering set of buildings that promise restaurants and retail space below. I say bravo - what do you guys think?