Damn it, the new kid on the block was actually looking rather fabulous in the crisp winter light this morning as I walked east along Lombard Street.
I am starting to notice the way the building either echoes or contrasts with nearby buildings, such as, here, the little spire of the 17th-century church of St Edmund King and Martyr. I also like the glaucous greens and blues of the Walkie-Talkie's colour scheme. Bother it again!
On the other hand the parvenu is only tolerable if substantial parts of it are concealed. Hardly a recipe for architectural greatness, surely?