9 Sept 2013


PLANNING a visit to Aqua’s latest London restaurants? Then it is advisable to don glad rags rather than beachwear (“No sportswear, shorts or flip flops” says the website). The Shard – tallest skyscraper in the EU, nine years in the planning, and three-and-a-half years in the building – is the vision of Renzo Piano. The “best buildings” of the Genoese architect evoke such “serenity” claims former New York Times critic, Nicolai Ouroussoff, as to “almost make you believe that we live in a civilized world.” 
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