The Spiracle was the winner of a design and bidding competition, so that will have been another entry. I prefer the Spiracle though, by a long way.
I was thinking something similar (ever the optimist) with this bit from the previous YEP report:Could this low level cafe (which seems to be particularly focused on being "low level" be a short term temporary type structure which could easily be replaced with a tower if the economy recovers?
It appears to be the smaller tower is proposed to be a deeper colour shade, with the taller tower remaining the light shade. The report says it is in response to the comments that it could look like one big single block from some angles from Park Square, so the two shades separates the two towers.Is it two tone? or is the smaller building (darker tone) just in front of the taller building (which is staying in white?)