Londonist gave a little whoop of delight this morning on hearing that the DIFA tower has been given the go-ahead by the Corporation of London.
“Whoop! Whoop!” we were quoted as saying.
You see, we find the helter-skelter proposal simply stunning. Sat alongside the Gherkin and, to a lesser extent, the yet-to-be-built Cheesegrater, the tower would crown a distinctive new skyline for the City. While it could never compete with the likes of Hong Kong or New York in terms of massing and height, future London will be Top Trump in style and innovation.
Even English Heritage have now calmed down a bit, after previously questioning the proposal. The only thing now standing in the way is John Prescott, who has the power to block the development. We imagine he has other things on his mind at the minute, though. And, in any case, he’s said to be rather fond of tall, curvy things.