One of the many previous architectural competitions for the South Bank included a plan by a star (Spanish?) architect for two enormous tower blocks next to Waterloo station - one round and one square in plan - which he called the Romeo and Juliet towers.
"The drab [1960s] building obstructs views of the fine Portland stone arch that commemorates-London railway men who gave their lives in both world wars."
Methinks the Standard has fallen for P&O's propaganda.
The view of Victory arch is blocked by other railway lines and the botched roadworks installed when the Eurostar terminal was constructed. However drab it is, the Tower building doesn't block that particular view.
Are P&O planning to move the Arch as part of the scheme???
"So here's the deal: a footbridge, a relocated road, and a big conservatory, at a cost of trashing city views for the rest of our lifetimes. This is to say nothing of the vast shadow the tower will cast, the massive wall it will erect between Waterloo and the river, the blank walls it will create at street level, and a block of affordable housing - included in the scheme as a sop to the Mayor - that would stand completely surrounded by traffic."
Londoners are being sold a pup"