From ‘Golden Banana’ to ‘Walkie Talkie’: Rafael Viñoly’s Unconventional Aesthetics
Whilst New York has all but adopted Viñoly as its own, across the pond, the welcome has been less forthcoming…In London, whilst Viñoly’s design for 20 Fenchurch Street was approved by the government following an extended public enquiry, critics have been unsparing of what has been nicknamed the ‘Walkie-Talkie’ building, a name that derides its top-heavy shape. The English Heritage has called the building ‘one of ‘London’s ugliest and most oppressive buildings’.
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From ‘Golden Banana’ to ‘Walkie Talkie’: Rafael Viñoly’s Unconventional Aesthetics

Whilst New York has all but adopted Viñoly as its own, across the pond, the welcome has been less forthcoming…In London, whilst Viñoly’s design for 20 Fenchurch Street was approved by the government following an extended public enquiry, critics have been unsparing of what has been nicknamed the ‘Walkie-Talkie’ building, a name that derides its top-heavy shape. The English Heritage has called the building ‘one of ‘London’s ugliest and most oppressive buildings’.

See more of Rafael Viñoly’s unconventional architecture here »