Just thought I’d share this vid, I already knew about this stuff and you might do too, but I think this video best illustrates it. I’m not sure I’ve ever actually seen it in action.
What do you think of this idea?
Personally...I mean...it’s kinda cool that you can go to the park and see a building which is in the middle of London from miles away, but come on...why stifle innovation just for that? It’s something to look at once or twice, but the novelty doesn’t seem all that great when you consider what else could be built.
Maybe in 200 years there’ll be the same sort of things for The Shard and The Cheesegrater (The two buildings mentioned in the video). It’s funny because on the way to the multiplex* cinema which I frequent, along the highway on a clear day you can see The Shard and Cheesegrater, it’s not a romantic place at all, but I’d love for there to be a [plastic] telescope there and a law saying you can’t obstruct the view, just as some kinda satire for modern day society/architecture.
*Emphasise on multiplex because people seem to dislike this new bland cinema stuff, they want to bring back all the fancy red carpets and chandeliers.