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While I accept Vinoly's design is slightly out of the ordinary, there's nothing whatsoever about the old design that appeals, or interests me, other than it's tall! This is a building that could be going up in any city, in any country in the world right now, and plenty are. If the City is to remain a world class financial centre it's got to at least be distinguishable from everywhere else! It's not like there's a shortage of simple, elegant (if that's what you'd consider this) proposals for the city either. Broadgate, Heron and Willis for example.
 

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Without doubt the Vinoly design is more appealing in my opinion. The old design isn't particularly original and in fact looks quite chunky; not slender and sleek. The Vinoly design is unusual and admittedly not to everyones tastes but with the right materials and cladding it could be pulled off very well.
 

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Nice render Mr Fox! The older tower fitted in so much better - like a big brother of the Willis building. Shame that if this new one get's built, the skyline will look like a collection of silly shapes.
 
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