Ostentatious Building Looks Stabby

“Dubbed the ‘Electric Razor’ for its three huge wind turbine blades at the summit, the Strata has been equated to a piece of ‘chav’ architecture that wears its environmental credentials like a Fred Perry logo. It has been criticised for its brashness and its ‘stridency’, two descriptions which, in the past, would have been proud synonyms for high-rise structures. Today, however, this flagrant behaviour is as unacceptable in our civic architecture as anti-social behaviour is in our civil society, it seems.”
—Architects in Britain are debating “beauty,” and also debating the debate about “beauty.”