SK3535 : Derby's monstrous carbuncle - viewed from Osnabruck Square

near to Derby, Great Britain

Derby's monstrous carbuncle - viewed from Osnabruck Square
Derby's monstrous carbuncle - viewed from Osnabruck Square
Arthur C. Clarke would no doubt refer to Derby's new Westfield shopping centre and multiplex cinema as a "monolith", whereas the Prince of Wales would use the phrase a "monstrous carbuncle". Either way, it's a complete blot on the landscape of this ancient town. If the intention was to build a hideous and featureless grey box which towers over the centre of Derby, then it is a success. Clearly architecture (defined as "the profession of designing buildings.... ....usually with some regard to aesthetic effect") is no longer a form of art!
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2007
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Friday, 21 September, 2007   (more nearby)
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Friday, 21 September, 2007
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 355 359 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:55.1825N 1:28.3808W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 354 361
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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