"Construction is turning London into a city of holes" :

"In London, most urban construction today is perceived as a nuisance rather than a sign of progress, greeted not with nostalgia for the old but frustration in the moment: a closed Tube station, a road diversion, a racket. As the capital grows, it goes through waves of rebuilding, each purporting to address a dominant issue." - As capital grows therefore, more building are being build or re-built. At the same time there's frustration within the public. 

"In London’s last great rebuilding, in the mid-20th century, many mistakes were made — urbanism delegated mainly to traffic planners, terraces needlessly demolished, poor quality social housing, grim commercial canyons. But there was also an idea that the city was being rebuilt for the benefit of its inhabitants as visionary public projects such as the Southbank Centre, the Festival Hall, National Theatre and the Barbican emerged. Social housing, from Ernö Goldfinger’s Trellick Tower in the west to his Balfron Tower in the east, with a landscape of fine quality council housing in the middle, facilitated a genuinely socially integrated city." - There are other factor that can be argued that construction do 'benefits' us especially the public projects that was being build which contribute a good cause to the peoples. 

"There can, of course, be no construction in the city without demolition. The sudden exposure of a site leaves the surrounding buildings looking vulnerable. It gives a glimpse of the parts of structures never meant to be seen from the street. It opens strange new views that can leave the onlooker surprised, even disoriented." - When there's construction it need to be 'demolition' which left the surrounding building looking 'vulnerable', and other factor can be argued that it'll leave waste and this causes environmental impacts. 











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