March 02, 2005
Down with The Tower

Channel 4 is running a poll to decide which of the UK's vilest buildings should be demolished. The Tower in Colliers Wood is currently topping the poll.

I walk past The Tower (or The Brown and Root Tower as long-time Colliers Wood residents still call it) at least twice every day. And it's true - it is hideous. But it's been there for as long as I can remember, and I've lived in Colliers wood, on and off, since I was four. I remember using it to find my way home when I was lost. So, I have a funny kind of affection for the thing.

Besides, there's just about zero chance of it actually being knocked down - it would take out the tube line beneath it if you just blew it up - so it's all a bit of a waste of time really.

Posted to The Big Room by Simon Brunning at March 02, 2005 11:31 AM
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