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Britains ten worst eyesores BBC.

1. Windfarms
2. Birmingham New Street station
3. Oxfordshire's Didcot Power Station.
4. Battersea Power Station
5. Electricity pylons
6. 1960s Basingstoke
7. Motorways
[HIGHLIGHT]8. Knightsbridge Barracks[/HIGHLIGHT]
9. Edinburgh's St James Shopping Centre
10. M1 service stations


Knightsbridge Barracks - Demolition - Brief Article
New Statesman, August 18, 2003 by AN Wilson

The Household Cavalry daily delight visitors and Londoners alike with their fine horsemanship and beautiful, Teutonic uniforms. They deserve a barracks of Schinkel--like austerity and grandeur. Instead, they and every sighted individual who traverses Kensington Gore have to put up with Basil Spence's true monstrosity of a barracks. London has the least considered, and most obtrusive, collection of sub-modernist buildings of any capital city in the world, but the Knightsbridge Barracks is one of the ugliest. It is a terrible eyesore, spoiling not only that corner of Knightsbridge, but any walk across the park which inadvertently takes it into view. A prime case for demolition.
 

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not bad if only it was taller 8
 

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I think Knightsbridge Barracks is awesome! It has such an endearing quality about it that I can't quite explain, it's nowhere in the same league as the eyesore Guy's Tower. It looks much better in person. 6.5/10
 

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Sexy Beast said:
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Britains ten worst eyesores BBC.

1. Windfarms
2. Birmingham New Street station
3. Oxfordshire's Didcot Power Station.
4. Battersea Power Station
5. Electricity pylons
6. 1960s Basingstoke
7. Motorways
[HIGHLIGHT]8. Knightsbridge Barracks[/HIGHLIGHT]
9. Edinburgh's St James Shopping Centre
10. M1 service stations


Knightsbridge Barracks - Demolition - Brief Article
New Statesman, August 18, 2003 by AN Wilson

The Household Cavalry daily delight visitors and Londoners alike with their fine horsemanship and beautiful, Teutonic uniforms. They deserve a barracks of Schinkel--like austerity and grandeur. Instead, they and every sighted individual who traverses Kensington Gore have to put up with Basil Spence's true monstrosity of a barracks. London has the least considered, and most obtrusive, collection of sub-modernist buildings of any capital city in the world, but the Knightsbridge Barracks is one of the ugliest. It is a terrible eyesore, spoiling not only that corner of Knightsbridge, but any walk across the park which inadvertently takes it into view. A prime case for demolition.
That list is so shit! Windfarms are good looking! and can help the world, and Battersea Power Station is also nice. Knightsbridge Barracks is one of the better looking commune bloks imo.
 

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like it 9/10 :)
 
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