Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Just when you thought public sculpture couldn't possibly get ANY WORSE, this appears. Looking like a shat-out Tatlin's Tower, this utter bollocks is the fault of Anish Kapoor and Lakshmi Mittal and Boris Johnson and Cecil Balmond, who all deserve to be called idiots as a result. Regarding the design, if you look closely you'll notice that there is an Anish Kapoor 'trumpet' at the bottom of the tower, from which a simple crane column emerges, carrying a staircase with a viewing platform at the top. Around this are draped some looping circular trusses doing absolutely nothing in particular. What does it mean?
Well, you'll be glad to know that the word 'iconic' appears six times in the press release.
Appalling. Truly appalling.