Prince Charles Hates Modern Architecture

A gigantic glass-and-steel tower proposed for a former army barracks site in London has been abandoned after Prince Charles loudly expressed his disdain for the project. Architect Lord Roger was set to design Britain’s most expensive housing development, but after the Prince of Wales called the development “unsympathetic” and “unsubtle” site owner Qatari Diar withdrew the application. More than 450 complaints from the public about the size and scale of the project, which would have included 548 flats, a hotel, two restaurants, and a sports center, evidently swayed them to consider a more traditional building. Lord Rogers called the U-turn “extremely disappointing” after “two-and-a-half years of extensive consultation.”