Sunday 24 August 2014

The popular "ugly" barbican

An article about the Barbican has appeared in the Wall St. Journal. Here's a snippet:
Living at the Barbican comes with some quirks. It's listed with English Heritage, a government agency charged with preserving buildings and objects of historic interest, so there are restrictions on renovations for some of the original apartments. Residents are cautioned not to play music so loud that neighbors can hear it—a sensitive issue, as the apartments are linked by outdoor walkways—and they're supposed to have carpets on their floors to soften sound. Residents of lower floors are encouraged to keep flower boxes on their balconies—though apparent slippage on this rule spurred the cover story "Where have all the flowers gone?" in the most recent issue of Barbican Life magazine.
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Better than it looks?

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