Calatrava finally arrives in London – but is he rehashing old ideas?

Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava is loved for his striking designs and loathed for cost overruns. Will his £1bn project for Greenwich Peninsula stay on course?

The Shard

The Shard is referred to as the Shard of Glass, Shard London Bridge and formerly London Bridge Tower. It is a 95-storey skyscraper, part of the London Bridge Quarter development. The Shard’s construction began in March 2009 and it was topped out on 30 March 2012. The Shard dominates the surrounding area, as you wouldContinue reading “The Shard”

Walks in London around Tate Britain

Away from the tourist trail, walking in Pimlico offers quiet city churches and squares, as well as the majesty of the Tate Britain art collection

When heaven was a drive-thru hamburger

Two beautiful urban oddities – one in sunny LA and the other in east London – have survived to tell a unique story of the human spirit. Now they both face the wrecking ball