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21/11/2014

Attack the blocks

Words: Adrian Jones
Deptford

As the billions financing London’s ‘Boris behemoths’ – 200 more towers are planned by the mayor – are mostly escaping taxation elsewhere in the world and the South Bank becomes a European version of Dubai, we are heading for disaster because the capital is no longer affordable for most citizens, says Adrian Jones

Nowhere are our dysfunctional economy and the impotence of planning more painfully evident than in the emerging skyline of London. 
 
Here, more than 200 new towers over 20 storeys high have consent or are projected over the next few years, and will transform what was a great prospect of a great city into a third-rate ve.....Sign Up or Login to read full article
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