Tuesday 15 June 2010

The Royal Pavilion skyline

The iconic Pavilion skyline viewed  from the west was seriously marred by the 1960's fashion for plonking high-rise flats everywhere. It is especially galling that since this was perpetrated a 'tall buildings planning brief' has  been drawn up which might have prevented this unfortunate visual collision between the Regency and the 20th.C, to the detriment of the earlier.  One can only hope that when the offending block is eventually replaced it will be with something several storeys lower.

In London certain sightlines have become sacrosanct, the view from Westminster Bridge celibrated by Wordsworth, for example. Also, work is in progress on a "London View Management Framework". Perhaps now is the time for Brighton & Hove to initiate a similar study.


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