Friday, 4 April 2008

No, No ,No to Gherkin

Towering folly

If I'd read your report on Henderson Global Investors' plan to create Edinburgh's own 'Gherkin' tower (2 April) a day earlier, I'd have assumed it was an April Fool's joke.
Of all the preposterous architectural schemes mooted for the city in the past few months (Caltongate, for example) this one really takes the biscuit. Granted, the St James Centre is an eyesore, but to replace it with another one would be an act of extreme folly. To quote a recent Amy Winehouse hit: "No, no, no."

Martin Hetherington Scotsman Letters