No Rescue For Robin Hood

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 125 months ago
No Rescue For Robin Hood
Robin Hood Gardens

Despite a cast of cheerleaders including Lord Foster and Zaha Hadid, Poplar's Robin Hood Gardens estate, whose plight we reported on in March, appears doomed. A proposal to have the Brutalist masterpiece / eyesore (an opinion that depends on how many black turtleneck sweaters you own) given listed status has been rejected, and with 80% of residents baying for the block to be destroyed, it will likely go the way of all concrete. Good riddance to bad design? Or the regrettable loss of an icon? What say you, Londoners?

Last Updated 01 July 2008