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Guardian names '10 worst London skyscrapers'

Mon 28 Apr 2014

Guardian names '10 worst London skyscrapers'

A list of the '10 worst London skyscrapers' features in today's newspaper round-up.

Guardian architecture critic Oliver Wainwrights list includes the Vauxhall Tower, Elephant & Castles Strata tower and the Citys Walkie Talkie tower. On the Walkie Talkie, Wainwright writes: "An aberration of the planning system, the building stands alone outside the planned City cluster, like the school bully expelled from the classroom, poking its unwelcome bulk into the skyline from almost every possible vista".

The Telegraph reports that Heathrow Airport has said it has "significantly more local support for a third runway thanin 2010, when the coalition put an end to its expansion plans in the face of fierce opposition from residents, councils and environment campaigners". The newspaper says that the airport said a "recent opinion poll of more than 1,000 local residents by Populus showed 48 per cent are in favour of a third runway while 34 per cent oppose". "Although the same level of polling was not carried out last decade, a spokesman for Heathrow said the airport would have expected last time that a majority of residents in local constituencies would have said they opposed a third runway", the newspaper reports.

Writing in the Telegraph, columnist Philip Johnston criticises plans for the A303 next to Stonehenge to be put in a tunnel. Johnston says: "What is being proposed now is to close off this great vista unless you pay. If that happens, then Stonehenge would be experienced overwhelmingly by foreign visitors, since they make up about three quarters of the million or so people who actually go to the site each year. Put the road in a tunnel, and the monument will be seen by fewer people who live in the country in which it is situated than by Americans. Perhaps thats what they mean by a World Heritage Site".

The Guardian reports that the average price of a three-bedroom home in London's most expensive neighbourhoods "has increased by 729 a day over the past year, according to estate agent Marsh & Parsons". The newspapersays that the firm "said the price rise of 19 per cent since April 2013, to an average of 1.6 million was equivalent to 5,120 a week or eight times the 658-a-week median salary for Londoners".

A government initiative to boost the use of electric and hybrid vehicles will be launched today by deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, the Independent reports . According to the newspaper, under the plan, "more charging points will be installed on motorways and A-roads across the country to counter fears that drivers could be stranded when their batteries run out". Towns and cities will also be "given cash to design schemes to benefit the drivers of electric vehicles, such as free parking and permission to use bus lanes", the newspaper reports.

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