Thursday, 20 September 2012

Brutalist Humble Pie

Earlier today I stumbled upon a photograph on Facebook of a familiar plaque that is located just off of Russell Square in London's "Bloomsbury". The plaque, as may be read on its inscription, was erected to apologise for the construction of the building on which the plaque was affixed (the Brunei Building, School of Oriental and African Studies).  

I think this is an excellent idea which should be rolled out all over London, much as the resoundingly successful Blue Plaques have been. Now that the judgement of history has found them guilty on all counts, the architects responsible for our city's numerous monstrous carbuncles should be forced to erect plaques permanently recording their abjet apologies  for desecrating our streets and cityscapes, dampening our spirits and assaulting our eyes and minds. 

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